Medical marijuana industry thriving

April 18th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »


Albert Maraz, owner of Lake Forest Alternative Center, weighs an order of marijuana for a customer, August 13, 2009, in Lake Forest, California. (Paul Rodriguez/Orange County Register/MCT)


Albert Maraz, right, owner of Lake Forest Alternative Center, helps Jonathan Fidone select a variety of marijuana that will best suit his needs, August 13, 2009, in Lake Forest, California. (Paul Rodriguez/Orange County Register/MCT)

WASHINGTON — The medical marijuana industry is beginning to show its age.

After humble California beginnings in 1996, 15 states and the District of Columbia now have legalized marijuana use for ill patients who have a doctor’s recommendation.

Medical marijuana has been found to help with chronic pain, nausea and other symptoms of diseases including cancer, muscular dystrophy and AIDS. Nearly 25 million Americans are medically eligible to buy marijuana.

Sales are expected

Article source: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/18/2807405/medical-marijuana-industry-thriving.html

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