Many US communities are blocking medical marijuana

More and more states are saying yes to medical marijuana. But local governments are increasingly using their laws to just say no, not in our backyard
09 January 2012
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In California, with the nation's most permissive medical marijuana laws, 185 cities and counties have banned pot dispensaries entirely. In New Jersey, perhaps the most restrictive of the 17 states that have legalized marijuana for sick people, some groups planning to sell cannabis are struggling to find local governments willing to let them in. Dispensaries have also been banned in parts of Colorado and have run into opposition in some towns in Maine.

The Associated Press
Monday, January 9, 2012