Posted by Vista Bay Rehab on July 29th, 2012 in Blog
To say that LA marijuana dispensaries are out of control is not a bold statement. The city has more than 762 of these facilities and even more additional unregistered facilities. While the primary purpose of the dispensaries is to provide medical marijuana to those that need it, there have been many problems with them. These include spiked crime in dispensary areas, de-regulated and unregistered dispensary locations as well as ethical lapses on part of owners and workers who furnish the drug to addicts.
Now according to news from the Huffington Post dispensaries have now been banned in LA County. The vote was unanimous and has been challenged by many from the public who are marijuana supporters and users. Now that this has gone through it will take an average of a month for all the dispensaries to close.
Another primary reason for the close is because there are too many of these facilities, located too closely to one another as well as near schools, churches and other community areas.
While some other alternatives are being provided for those who feel that marijuana is medically necessary for them to survive, the closing of the dispensaries should decrease crime rates and drug use in the county.
But the question on everyone’s minds is that what paths addicts will take now that a very easy way to get the drug is now shut down.
There are several possibilities here including an increase of those finding and purchasing the drug from the streets, through trafficking from Mexico and other suppliers. This may also be a time when, as the supply goes down, those who are addicted finally make the choice to get into marijuana treatment for the problem.
No matter the outcome it is certain that the drug has caused many problems in the county since the dispensaries have been opened.
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