I watched with dismay the opening of the medical marijuana distributorship on Tonto Road here in Payson. I am fully aware of the fact that there are chemicals within the marijuana that are beneficial to the treatment of chronic pain and helpful to persons suffering from certain types of cancers. I do not feel that the way the product is being dispensed is the manner in which it should be handled. I feel that it should be given to a person who has been checked over by an accredited doctor and used on the premises.
I know of several people who spent approximately 20 minutes with a “marijuana doctor” while he came up with a name for the ailment they claimed and issued them a card to purchase the product. It’s quite simple — you pay the doctor $150 and another $150 to the state and you’re in business — smoke up!
I feel that allowing the “patient” to purchase the herb and leave with it is going to lead to the product being resold, quite possibly to the high school students that are located just 1,000 feet from the “pot store.”
And finally, why is it allowed that the managers can position a person with a sign on a street corner to advertise the sale of the product. Payson’s always been a great place to visit or live, we don’t need to share the restaurants, stores and schools with a bunch of “stoned” individuals and we sure don’t need it in the schools!