A month ago, the state Senate approved a bill with sensible rules for the prescribing and distribution of medical marijuana. Not perfect, but you could tell the senators were trying.
Since then, marijuana advocates in the House have busied themselves undermining key regulations in the Senate bill.
What ought to alarm the public most is the House’s attempt to restrict any local control of the sale of marijuana. The Senate had explicitly required that “dispensers must be licensed and approved by the counties and cities in which they are located.” It also required that they be nonprofits.