Marijuana: A failure to regulate, but not by dispensaries

There is a false assumption that medical marijuana regulation does not exist in Los Angeles
Amanda Reiman, lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare and policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance.
Los Angeles Times (US)
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

med-marijuana-protest The Times' Sept. 27 editorial, "In a haze on pot policy," says, "In the face of this chaos, the federal crackdown is, to some, good news -- finally, definitive action is being taken to stem the uncontrollable expansion of medical marijuana franchises.” The federal crackdown in L.A. is thought to be in reaction to a void of attempted regulation. But while the city itself may have run into barriers to the regulation of medical marijuana, the industry has been working to ensure community safety and patient access.