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June 4, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Stymie abuse of medical-marijuana system

Regarding The Seattle Times’ article about inconsistent pot ingredients purchased from medical marijuana dispensaries: This is a serious problem, but certainly not the only one [“Medical-marijuana patients don’t always know what they’re getting,” Local News, June 3].

Even more egregious is the widespread abuse of the system by those who don’t qualify medically but who are easily able to obtain authorizations. The fact that medical-marijuana stores are entirely unregulated (and untaxed) is unacceptable.

All of these dispensaries should be closed down. People who have valid medical reasons to use marijuana can then obtain it at the soon-to-open retail stores (which will be closely regulated), where they can be assured of getting the proper dose of high-CBD marijuana to control their symptoms.

Bob Knudson, Seattle

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