Concerns Over Medical Marijuana Laws

Marijuana may be legal in a growing number of states, but there's concern among the marijuana community. An article in Rolling Stone says with New York State beginning to accept applications for medical marijuana providers last week, criticism of the hyper-strict program negotiated by Governor Andrew Cuomo has been plentiful. There's concern about arbitrary regulations and insufficient patient access. Advocates for medical marijuana access worry the program will be too small and restrictive to be effective.
Rolling Stone says New York is not the only state facing hurdles in implementing medical marijuana laws. In states across the country, legislators are struggling to enact the regulations necessary for legalized medical marijuana programs to function properly, leaving patients with long wait times and a slew of confusing procedures.