States Now Assume Role for Policing Marijuana

Stephen Pfankuch, left, with Max Eisler, an employee at In Harmony Wellness, a medical marijuana dispensary in Windsor, Colo. Dana Romanoff for The New York Times HopeTracker| As the federal government backs off enforcing laws the distribution of marijuana for medical purposes in states where it’s legal, the responsibility will now fall to the state governments, already under severe budget cut measures.

The NYTimes reports this morning that at least five states including New York and New Jersey, are considering joining the 13 states where medical marijuana already exists.

Read: States Pressed Into New Role on Medical Marijuana NYTimes

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