Ever since medical marijuana was made legal in 1996 in the state of California, there has been attempts to control the suppliers who are making a profit from the legality, but recently president Obama stopped federal resources to pursue these legal medical cannabis clubs – because they are lawful.
It is a big change from the time when Bush was president and federal officers raided those clinics even if they were operating within the law of their state. Due to that, people think that these clinics will start being regarded as a business, and since they are in 13 different states, franchises may begin to appear.
But what stops such a business venture is the fact that the substance is still in the gray zone of the law, and there is a strong lobby to keep it illegal for selling and personal use.
One of the problems facing businessmen is that some states allow patients to grow their own cannabis, but not buy it from a central store. In the locations where a central grower (vendor) that grows the substance for many patients is allowed, it has to be done for no profit, and the substance is grown by licensed patients and their caregivers.
Another problem is that for-profit dispensaries started appearing all over the place, and became a nuisance in the neighborhoods they were in, such as Los Angeles California, due to the non existing supervision of who got a prescription.
But individuals that are pro for-profit dispensaries say that in some states there are strict guidelines and rules which govern the sale and growing of cannabis, and it is lab tested for health reasons, and a tax is taken which can supply millions of dollars to the state’s fund each year.
Besides, it provides many secured jobs with health insurance. One organization has already cropped up but currently only serves as a consultant to cannabis dispensaries, but its founder has hopes of becoming a recognized franchise.
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