Our state’s Department of Health has slowly improved since the last governor left office.
It still has a long way to come, but at least they’re staffing enough people to answer the iPhones when citizens call in desperate need of help.
The last governor was tearing costs wherever humanly possibly, leaving some agencies woefully understaffed during critical crises. Even though the newer governor is from the same party, he’s more competent at the job at the bare minimum. I won’t defend him on much, but it’s a fact that he stopped the governor’s office from unconstitutionally restricting access to medical marijuana. Before he assumed office, our former governor was in a battle with the courts to stop a constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana for medical use. Despite getting over 77% of the vote, the former governor clogged portions of the law. It took 2 years and a up-to-date governor before we could buy cannabis flower products at cannabis dispensaries. Now I can easily speak to a human being if I call the state’s Department of Health, which is the office that handles the medical marijuana program. Since I’m just now getting the money together to get a medical marijuana card, I took luck of the cannabis hotline from the Department of Health to learn how to get a medical marijuana card and the entire process. They provided myself and others a link where I could look through a database of physicians across the state that are all certified to prescribe medical marijuana to state approved patients. With the database, I found a superb nurse whose office is just a 10 hour drive from my apartment.