He may have been Governor Moonbeam in the '70s, but today California Attorney General Jerry Brown has cracked down on the state's pot clubs. When California legalized medical marijuana 10 years ago, medical dispensaries started popping up, only to see profits as high as a kite.
AG Brown said, "The voters wanted medical marijuana dispensaries to be used for seriously ill patients and their caregivers — not as million-dollar businesses."
Brown may be correct, but couldn't he apply his logic to other pharmaceutical companies? Pot wouldn't be the first drug to help businesspeople get rich. Even so, Brown has a new set of rules for these medical dispensaries. To see what they are, read more.
According to the SF Chronicle they include: Sell only to legitimate patients; operate as nonprofits; and only buy pot from fellow cooperative members at prices that cover cost, as opposed to professional growers who are out for big bucks. Though, of course, these medical providers can always get caught by the federal government, which doesn't recognize California's legalization. Is Brown right? Is pot as medicine OK as long as it's not an issue of profit?