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Old 01-14-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: NoHo Arts District
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I was in Vegas over the weekend and spotted a Walgreens that also distributed medical marijuana. Why can't we have the same thing here in LA? These pot shops springing up all over the place and outnumbering Starbucks is "blightening." Yes, that's blight and frightening.

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Old 01-14-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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I'm surprised a big national chain like Walgreens would do something that still violates Federal law. And how many pharmacists want to risk losing their license over it?
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I was in Vegas over the weekend and spotted a Walgreens that also distributed medical marijuana. Why can't we have the same thing here in LA? These pot shops springing up all over the place and outnumbering Starbucks is "blightening." Yes, that's blight and frightening.
They do?

I agree with Escape...if they are doing this then I am surprised.

[corporations are usually risk averse to taking a position on matters such as this]
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Why not? How many of the drugs Walgreens offers up can kill you faster than weed? [Hint: Ganja doesn't kill people.]
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Why not? How many of the drugs Walgreens offers up can kill you faster than weed? [Hint: Ganja doesn't kill people.]
True, but the federal government has not ruled these drugs as being illegal.
Weed is illegal, and any business could be shut down or be made to pay a sizable fine for selling illegal drugs.
I am surprised Walgreen has decided to sell pot.
One federal raid on the store would put an abrupt halt to the practice.
I would bet the Walgreen corporate offices aren't aware of this store selling pot.
Remember, these stores are franchised out.
Bob.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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They are prohibited from being a for profit organization to sell it in California. They would have to organize a separate non-profit to dispense marijuana.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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I'm surprised a big national chain like Walgreens would do something that still violates Federal law. And how many pharmacists want to risk losing their license over it?
Can't rep again ... but 'rep'!
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Just say NO.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: NoHo Arts District
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True, but the federal government has not ruled these drugs as being illegal.
Weed is illegal, and any business could be shut down or be made to pay a sizable fine for selling illegal drugs.
I am surprised Walgreen has decided to sell pot.
One federal raid on the store would put an abrupt halt to the practice.
I would bet the Walgreen corporate offices aren't aware of this store selling pot.
Remember, these stores are franchised out.
Bob.
I bet you're right and who'd rat out a Walgreens in Vegas? Based on the conservative nature of our government, I don't suspect marijuana will be legalized from a federal perspective any time soon.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I bet you're right and who'd rat out a Walgreens in Vegas? Based on the conservative nature of our government, I don't suspect marijuana will be legalized from a federal perspective any time soon.


If ever.
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