Is the Medical Marijuana Market a Thing of the Past?

The version of a medical market seen prior to 2013 and the beginning of rec legalization is fading into obscurity, as few incentives exist to sustain an MMJ-specific customer base. Purchasing medical products requires that patients overcome various obstacles (cumbersome registration processes, registration fees), whereas retail purchases require the consumer to simply walk in and show ID. Furthermore, today’s medical-only stores sell products largely comparable to those available in recreational shops, and often for similar prices, thus patients have naturally migrated to rec markets.

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