Ballot 2016: Those Who Rely On Medical Marijuana Voice Concerns Over Legalization
If it is legalized for the general population, "people who genuinely need it as medicine will be misplaced and thrown to the side," one opponent of the initiative says. Others worry about added regulations and changes to the price of medical marijuana that could follow.
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What Happens To Medical Marijuana If Proposition 64 Makes Recreational Use Legal?
As she battles symptoms of lupus and depression, Alexandra Rice says she depends on easy access to medical marijuana to control widespread pain and to improve her mood. The 21-year-old resident of Grand Terrace has pictures of cannabis flowers on her Twitter profile and friends whose livelihoods depend on the pot industry. She’s also an unlikely opponent of a November ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana for all adults in California. (Edwards Staggs, 7/16)