Marijuana Licensing Fails To Make The Pot Business Safe: NYT

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • ABBY GOODNOUGH nytimes.com

New Mexico's new medical marijuana law was intended to provide safe, aboveboard access to the drug for hundreds of residents with chronic pain and other debilitating conditions. By licensing nonprofit distributors, New Mexico hoped to improve upon the free-for-all distribution systems in some states like California and Colorado, where hundreds of for-profit dispensaries have sprung up with virtually no state oversight.

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