Report: Shutting Down Dispensaries Means People Will Get Medical Cannabis Elsewhere

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The Seattle Medical Marijuana Ambulance, still easily the coolest of all medical marijuana ambulances.


L.A city voters last year decided to shut down a vast majority of the medical marijuana businesses in town, and the City Attorney’s office says many of them have indeed closed their doors. But a new anti-marijuana, federally-funded study by UCLA social welfare professor Bridget Freisthler suggests, at least, that shutting down pot shops might just put the whole business on the road.
You read that right: the government paid someone to “discover” that, if you close down legal storefronts where people access their medicine, they are going to have someone deliver it or drive to get it from someone’s house.


According to a summary of the research, published this month in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence and funded by the anti-marijuana National Institute on Drug Abuse:: Banning medical marijuana dispensaries or regulating their number and density in a given city may not be sufficient to lower marijuana use if delivery services open in their place.”
Read more over at the LA Weekly.

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