Reader: The Medical Marijuana System is Bullsh*t -- But It Was Necessary

In a recent post, William Breathes speculated that as many as

19,000 patients may have dropped off the state medical marijuana registry

from January to July of this year. This figure was analyzed, critiqued and debated by our readers, with this one suggesting that the registry concept may be outdated.

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See also: Marijuana: Have 19,000 Patients Dropped Off MMJ Registry This Year?

John Wolfe writes:

The honest answer here is that lots of people bought red cards, don't need them anymore, and aren't paying to have them anymore. That system was bullshit in the first place, but a necessary step in the evolution of MJ legality.

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