So many things have changed about being a medical marijuana patient since our state approved the first dispensary about three and a half years ago. The rules for how to file with a physician were absolutely crazy at first. There was a 90-day wait period after seeing your marijuana doctor for the first time before the state would allow that doctor to file their official recommendation so you could get medicine dispensed by a store. It was so frustrating when my 90-day waiting period finally elapsed only to see a recent statement from the official department stating that the waiting period had been lifted. I was just happy at that point to finally be allowed to buy legal marijuana for the first time ever, even if I had to be a medical patient to get access. There weren’t a ton of dispensaries available at first. There were three to choose from when I was approved in the early stages of the state’s program. Of those three companies, there were only a handful of physical locations across the state, so they were all offering statewide delivery at the time. On top of that, only one of the original three charged delivery fees for home delivery, making it an extremely effective and satisfying way to get my cannabis medication. Unfortunately, most of the companies in the state are competing to open as many physical locations as possible so they can get approved for more plants by the state’s medical cannabis department. As these companies open more locations, only a few are still offering delivery services with none of them being free any longer. It can be frustrating to pay a $20 fee every single time you want your medical weed delivered to your front door instead of driving to the store to get it yourself.