Scott Shackford on Farmers Market Marijuana


The West Coast Collective in East L.A. launched the Los Angeles California Heritage Market at its dispensary, allowing medical marijuana users to purchase wares directly from vendors. Customers, all with medical marijuana cards, lined the block waiting to make their purchases.

Although an August hearing scheduled to determine the market's fate ultimately went against the operation, writes Scott Shackford, for one lovely Los Angeles weekend—Independence Day weekend to be exact—legal medical marijuana users shopped for cannabis the way they might shop for fresh strawberries, avocados, and flowers: at a local farmers market.