Medical Marijuana : Contradictions and Complexities - Page 2
Numerous Colorado medical marijuana shops have been shut down by voter initiatives in cities and counties because majorities in those local communities oppose the legalization of marijuana. Dispensaries have, at times, become nuisances due to undesirable and disruptive customers, complaints that children are exposed to the marijuana culture, or complaints about the quality of air coming from adjacent ventilation systems.
The most daunting concerns regarding legalized marijuana are the implications to law enforcement. In some states one can grow and distribute medical marijuana with an easily obtained license. Once legal pot is purchased, it is easily distributed to unregistered individuals . There are few safeguards which protect children from the cultural fallout of open marijuana dispensaries in downtown, high-traffic areas. There are no comprehensive guidelines available which define what blood level of THC an individual can have before being considered "intoxicated."
These complexities and contradictions leave one to wonder if medical marijuana is one Jeni that would have been best left in the bottle.