Carol James: The problem with medical marijuana dispensaries |

Carol James: The problem with medical marijuana dispensaries

Carol James

Your story on the possible reversal of the Dillon ordinance dealing with prompts this letter. I would like the council to take note of the following facts. First, teenage use (of marijuana) actually increased in 2009 after going down for several years. Some studies indicate the various medical laws in various states are to blame. Secondly, while Summit County is busy promoting the use of medical , the L.A. City Council, which now has a serious problem on its hands with more than 1,000 pot shops in the metro area, is working on an ordinance that will shut down more than 90 percent of those establishments.

Finally, we are now told that in Colorado, more than three-quarters of all the medical prescriptions are being written by a handful of doctors who are no longer licensed to engage in a full practice and have limited prescription writing ability. I would only say to Summit County elected officials: Wake up!

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