Will approved patients be able to get medical marijuana easily?

Posted March 22, 2010, at 2:42 p.m.

A state task force has recommended that eight non-profit marijuana dispensaries be

permitted in the first year, following voter approval of a citizen initiative to broaden

access to the substance. Will this work in allowing patients to get their medicine? Or is

eight dispensaries too few? Is the $15,000 fee to open a dispensary too high? Will the

substance “leak” into the black market, making marijuana more accessible to those who

use it recreationally?