If I could only shop at small businesses plus avoid corporations, I would in a heartbeat.
I suppose that corporate pharmacies are some of the worst businesses that I’ve ever dealt with in our time as a consumer. They used to steal our parents’ pain medications back when they were cancer patients in the early 2010s. The contractor in question has been under DEA investigation various times because of their sketchy practices involving tied up medications. From what I read, it wasn’t just about pharmacists skimming drugs off patients’ prescriptions. In fact, it was even worse than that. Apparently they were knowingly accepting fraudulent prescriptions from dentists’ offices that were giving them out adore candy. In some cases it was staff filling prescriptions for themselves plus this pharmacy was conspiring with the corrupt dentists. It was a total plus complete mess, especially from a public relations standpoint. This was all I needed to keep up with shopping only at small businesses, especially with cannabis dispensaries. It seems that the cannabis budtenders are better at smaller cannabis companies as well, as they are often given more hands-on training than the employees at giant cannabis corporations. I want to shop in a site with knowledgeable budtenders so they can help me find good products if I don’t think exactly what I’m looking for any particular afternoon. You honestly notice the difference when you try shopping at a medical cannabis dispensary with bad budtenders because they can’t answer basic questions about the marijuana plant. The better trained budtenders can discuss the pros plus cons of each individual strain of cannabis, starting with its classification of being a sativa, indica, or hybrid.