New Survey: 69% Of Americans Think Marijuana Should Be Sold At The Pharmacy If Legalized

NEW YORK:  As America braces for its first hit of legalized recreational marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington on January 1st, a new nationwide survey conducted for TheStreet takes a look at how consumers think legal marijuana should be sold and distributed.

More than half of Americans (53%) do not think the sale and possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use should be made legal.

On where marijuana should be sold, if the sale and possession of small amounts of it were legal:

— 69% think marijuana should be sold at the pharmacy, 60% think marijuana should be sold in its own store, 39% think marijuana should be sold at the liquor store, 17% think marijuana should be sold in coffee shops, and 13% think marijuana should be sold at the supermarket. [Read more…]

Michigan Lawmakers Propose Pharmacy Marijuana Sales

MICHIGAN: Five years after Michigan voters legalized marijuana use for medical purposes, lawmakers say it’s time the drug is brought into the fold of the health care industry so patients can buy it at their corner pharmacy.

A bill approved last week by a Senate committee would pave the way for the production and sale of “pharmaceutical-grade” cannabis. The measure essentially would create a second medical pot system in the state, one that proponents say would not interfere with the existing law under which patients can grow their own pot or obtain it from caregivers. [Read more…]