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Pot dispensaries long overdue, task force says

Pilot programs only delay establishment of a viable system, one patient argues

By B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2014

~~<p>With 13,000 people registered for the state medical marijuana program &mdash; among the first in the nation when formed 14 years ago &mdash; the time for pilot projects and studies has long passed, said Karl Malivuk, a registered patient.</p>
<p>&quot;It's time that we have a dispensary system, not a pilot,&quot; Malivuk told fellow members of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force. &quot;A pilot project, to us, is: &lsquo;Let's kick the can down the road.'&quot;</p>
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With 13,000 people registered for the state medical marijuana program — among the first in the nation when formed 14 years ago — the time for pilot projects and studies has long passed, said Karl Malivuk, a registered patient.

"It's time that we have a dispensary system, not a pilot," Malivuk told fellow members of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force. "A pilot project, to us, is: ‘Let's kick the can down the road.'" Login for more...



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