Big Changes Coming To New York’s Medical Marijuana Rules

This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast

Walk up to a New York medical marijuana dispensary, just for the experience, but don’t expect to get a warm welcome without a medical card. Security is heavy at dispensaries like the one next to the L train at 3rd Avenue and 14th Street and the rules are strict. No card, no entry, period.

A WNYC reporter did just that and was almost kept from recording her conversation with a patient on the sidewalk. When she finally did speak to a patient, the report was grim. High prices and a very slim assortment of choices on how to consume the once plant make medicating complicated and expensive.

Finding a doctor is a challenge if you qualify. Don’t expect a primary care physician to whip out the prescription pad. Most of the time one must find a doctor via the internet then pay cash to

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