You don’t say? Are you shocked that this would ever happen?
But the problem seems to go beyond the patients simply becoming drug dealers. There’s evidence that the doctors might be in on it. According to one cop:
“We’ve seen some very unusual and high amounts of dried marijuana that’s been prescribed, and there’s just no realistic way that anyone could smoke that much marijuana in one day,” he said. (Source)
Can’t say I’m shocked here either.
Fortunately, it seems that the government has introduced legislation to end the practice of people growing their own dope.
Personally, I think that suffering patients need better support networks and coping skills, not hallucinogenic drugs. It’s tough to have to endure chronic pain and terminal illness, but pot is a lousy pain-killer compared to the good stuff on prescription. It’s the escape that seems to drive users towards pot.