In Oakland, California, the nation's largest dispensary of medical marijuana, Harborside Health Center, pays millions of dollars each year in state and local taxes and has the backing of city officials.The clinic also has paid millions in legal fees to fight efforts by federal officials to close it down.
But co-founder Steve DeAngelo said the move toward nationwide legalization of marijuana has started.“The real question is,how is it going to be legalized? What is this new industry going to look like? How are we going to regulate it?” he asked.
In Los Angeles, marijuana dispensaries have proliferated, and even supporters say things are out of control.A simple headache or insomnia can get a doctor's recommendation for medical marijuana, and the city has 1,000 or more unregulated dispensaries.
City council member Bill Rosendahl sais marijuana has helped him cope with debilitating cancer. He backs a proposal called Proposition D, one of three competing measures on the local election ballot in May.
It would reduce Los Angeles dispensaries to 135, closing hundreds of others and imposing needed regulations on an industry that has helped him.
1.dispensary n. 药房；
He bought some pills from the dispensary.
2.marijuana n. 大麻；大麻毒品
He was switched on after smoking some marijuana.
3.proliferate vi. 增殖；扩散；激增
Tropical vegetation proliferates.
4.insomnia n. 失眠症，失眠
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5.debilitating adj. 使衰弱的
But Wallace was ill: he suffered from debilitating depression.