BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - If you're looking for a cheap and fast way to sell something, people often turn to Craigslist. And now people with medical marijuana cards are taking their for sale ads to the next level.
On Craigslist, more people with medical marijuana cards are posting ads, offering to purchase weed for people from dispensaries, and looking to make a profit.
California was the first state to establish a medical marijuana program, enacted by Proposition 215 in 1996 and Senate Bill 420. But police say our state's marijuana laws are inconsistent.
"A mature plant can produce up to a pound and a quarter of marijuana, which is inconsistent with the 8 ounces of processed marijuana in the law, so the whole law is inconsistent as well," said Sgt. Joe Grubbs.
The laws governing the now 25 marijuana dispensaries in Bakersfield are in such grey areas, that people are actually trying to make a quick buck outside of the dispensaries through Craigslist ads.
A recent post out of the southwest, is titled; "Got my medical marijuana card...anyone need me to go shop for them?" The description reads; "I’m looking to make some extra money by buying weed for people who need it, but can't get their card."
People that use marijuana for pain management say the ads are giving dispensaries a bad name. "Medical marijuana can be very helpful for a lot of people who are in a lot of pain. And for a few bad eggs to ruin it, I think it would be a very sad thing to see," said medical marijuana card holder Jane Doe.
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