Buying Medical Marijuana

Writer Sandy Banks of The Los Angeles Times suffers from arthritis and has always used conventional drugs, such as Celebrex. Then she became curious about buying medical marijuana – available legally in California for the last 12 years.

Banks’ account of buying the marijuana gives an inside look at a state-sanctioned dispensary where the front counter displays more than a dozen varieties of the plant.

“I was struck by how ordinary it all seemed,” Banks write. “I felt like I was at the apple bin at Trader Joe’s choosing between Fuji and Gala” apples.

“I left with a red vial of sweet-smelling Yumbolt, at $55 for an eighth of an ounce. I carried it home in the trunk of my car, convinced that every cop I passed could tell I was transporting marijuana.”

Click here to read Banks’ column.

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