WEDNESDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) --Neighborhoods with medical marijuana dispensaries do not have higher crime rates than other neighborhoods, according to researchers who examined 95 different areas of Sacramento, Calif., in 2009. As more U.S. states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical reasons, some people have expressed concern that outlets that dispense the drug and their clients will become targets for crime. But that's not the case, according to the study in the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
I'm just using this as a springboard to see how people feel about medical marijuana/marijuana use in general. Please discuss the various merits and deficits of marijuana.