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Rules put medical pot shops under added scrutiny

April 8, 2014 • Business


This photo taken Friday, March 28, 2014 shows Cherry City Compassion, a medical marijuana store in Salem, Ore. Until now, medical pot shops have operated in a gray area. That’s changed under a law passed last year that legalizes medical marijuana dispensaries so long as they apply for and are granted a license. (AP Photo/Chad Garland)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A line of patients forms in the lobby of a medical marijuana shop called Cherry City Compassion as a worker checks IDs, enters names into a computer system and performs other duties required under a new state law.

The extra scrutiny is new to these holders of Oregon medical marijuana cards waiting to enter a room with medicines priced at $140 to $290 an ounce, depending on the strain, grower and other factors.

Until now, medical pot shops have operated in a gray area. That’s changed under a law passed last year that legalizes medical marijuana dispensaries as long as they apply for and are granted a license.

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