Medical Marijuana

LA Medical Marijuana is Well-Regulated — by the Industry

Doing things right doesn't require the government


There is a false assumption that medical marijuana regulation does not exist in Los Angeles.

The Times' Sept. 27 editorial, "In a haze on pot policy," says, "In the face of this chaos, the federal crackdown is, to some, good news — finally, definitive action is being taken to stem the uncontrollable expansion of medical marijuana franchises."

The federal crackdown in L.A. is thought to be in reaction to a void of attempted regulation. But while the city itself may have run into barriers to the regulation of medical marijuana, the industry has been working to ensure community safety and patient access.