If you were to ask 10 medical marijuana patients, “what is a medical marijuana collective?”, odds are you would get 10 different answers simply because a collective plays a unique role in each and every patients life. For many patients, it is where they get their daily, weekly or monthly medication or ritual.
There are many patients who sign up at collectives in order to become vendors a.k.a. Caregivers in order to provide fellow patients with their excess meds. Many also provide clones, edibles, drinks, concentrates among many other mmj related products and services to collectives for fellow members.
While many think dispensaries, collectives and co-ops are one in the same, they are actually very different, both in legal terms as well as how they operate.