The new ordinance will force hundreds of dispensaries to close and all but a few to relocate. The goal was to bring clarity to the medical marijuana industry, but the only thing that's clear is that the transition process will be difficult. Especially now that the DEA has begun raiding dispensaries again despite the promises made by the Obama administration.
While federal, state and local governments struggle to make sense of medical marijuana laws, an increasing number of Californians support a completely different approach: marijuana legalization. Nothing more than a pipe dream? Maybe. But consider this: Fixty-six percent of Californians currently support pot legalization, the same proportion of Californians who voted for the Compassionate Use Act, which legalized medical marijuana, back in 1996. Now we just made medical marijuana legal in Michigan. It passed by 60%. What are your views on the medical marijuana issue?
John Stossel and Drew Carey discuss the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws. Charles Lynch, an operator of a legal medical marijuana dispensary, is interviewed about his impending sentencing under federal drug charges.