In seven or more states where medical marijuana is legal, the actual programs designed to implement the laws are restricting the ability of patients to get their weed. As a result of bureaucratic hurdles and lack of weed-friendly government officials, these states are struggling to enact laws to make medical marijuana accessible, even as it becomes legal.

Long wait times and confusing procedural issues are just a few of the complaints from patients in states across the nation that includes New York, New Jersey, Texas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Delaware, and several others. Complaints range from Texas’ decision to legalize weed with low to no THC levels to treat seizure disorders; to the fact the Illinois (two years after legalizing medical marijuana) still has no functional dispensaries. States simply don’t seem prepared to turn the law into a reality.

 

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