I don't understand all the issues surrounding the medical marijuana debate but I have been wondering about something relating to it. If a patient can only get marijuana legally with a doctor's prescription, then that would make medical pot a prescription drug. Typically you would fill a prescription at the pharmacy. Why isn't medical grade pot sold at that same pharmacy? Why is it sold at a head shop?
Still, there is the question of where a pharmacy would get the Mary Jane. If it is imported from an exotic far off land like Tijuana, then we would know that some drug lord is charging a highly inflated price just so they can make money off our sick people.
Oh wait, that can’t be a problem because that’s exactly how all legal drugs are currently sold.
Perhaps the state could encourage a cottage industry where many small growers work at fulfilling the ever-increasing demand. Pretty much exactly like it is now only they would become legal pot farmers who would get the necessary permits, licenses and pay taxes.
Can you say revenue enhancement?
Another thought: If Seattle can have a festival extolling the benefits of doing something illegal (Hempfest) then why can’t we have other such goings on? How about a festival for bank robbery or for hate crimes, etc.? Just think, every weekend or so a communitywide event extolling the virtues of one illegal activity or another.
Don’t ya think it might be time to grow up?