Medical Cannabis vs Recreational in 2018. Save up to 25% or more with a card! • Pay an average of 15% less in taxes compared to recreational when legalized. • Get access to medical only dispensaries with more availability, locations, and price options • Get extra legal protection. No criminal penalties for driving with an open container or flying with mmj • Higher purchase, carry, and grow limits. Possess 8X more cannabis legally. Grow up to 12 plants! • Recreational dispensaries can't begin applying for licenses until 2018, and it will take time to implement properly. Meanwhile there are over 1000 medical dispensaries already open! If spend more than $40 a month on cannabis (and 2018 will add tax), a medical recommendation saves you money. It's like having a Costco card for Cannabis! If you're like the average cannabis consumer who spends $60 monthly, you'll save an average of $100 annually!