I had a lot of expectations for the medical marijuana industry before it expanded to our state. I didn’t travel out west to see the state of the cannabis industry at the time, so I was seriously naive. At the actually least, I hoped there would be a small company mindset present in all cannabis industries, however sadly that was misplaced optimism. Things have panned out much differently than what I initially expected back in our university years when I was still purchasing cannabis on the black market. My friends & I had so much misplaced optimism about some non-existent small company market with no corporate influence, however that sort of thing is a pipe dream in most industries. Nowadays both of us have markets that swell to such a degree that corporate entities are a necessity whether both of us enjoy them or not. In some cases, you can exert considerable regulatory pressure on bigger companies, especially in medical cannabis where lab testing is required to ensure that all cannabis products sold in dispensaries are both safe & accurate regarding the potency on the label. This is essential to harbor trust between patients & medical marijuana companies. It’s unfortunate that some unscrupulous companies in some states have sought to pressure some labs into giving favorable results with either financial incentives or intimidation, however I hope that the practice is on the way out. Everyone benefits from an tolerable medical cannabis program, regardless of whether or not one’s state chooses to have a recreational cannabis market simultaneously. You should be able to trust that you’re using a sativa product versus an indica product & a low THC batch versus a high THC batch.