Medical Marijuana Gets a Bad Rap
After decades of bad publicity and scare tactics,
Unfortunately for those who find MMJ helpful in reducing symptoms or treating chronic pain, getting permission to use it is just the first step towards obtaining what they need, safely.
Not Everyone Has the Same Goals
Inevitably, when something such as
The Los Angeles Lottery
One of the many ways in which local municipalities are limiting the number of dispensaries within city limits is a lottery. In Los Angeles the solution which has been put forward is a lottery by which 100 dispensing permits will be assigned. 228 businesses qualified for the lottery and got their paperwork in by the deadline.
To date the exact method of the lottery and when it will be held is unknown. In the meanwhile, the 228 dispensaries will continue to operate. This is far less than the nearly 800 previously located around the city, many of which were shut down back in June 2010.
The goal is to limit the number of dispensaries and to disburse them equally around the city.
What Will the Future Bring?
For the vendors of
Banks, merchant account providers and landlords are all reluctant to do business with individuals who run dispensaries. Creative applications stating that the store sells “supplements” or “vitamins” only go so far, and carry a certain risk if the true nature of the business is discovered. Many dispensary owners have found their bank accounts or merchant accounts closed overnight, leaving them without the infrastructure to run their business safely.
Part of the problem surrounding