Massachusetts is slowly working through applications for medical
marijuana dispensaries, but some websites aren't waiting for final
regulations. Several websites now promise to connect Massachusetts
patients with doctors who fill pot prescriptions.
The surge of online entrepreneurs has some medical groups worried about safety, according to the Boston Globe. The Massachusetts Medical Society
told the Globe that many of these sites are skirting rules about being
associated with real physicians. One site owner interviewed by the Globe
said he charged $250 for the service, but most of that money goes to
the referring physician.
The brick and mortar dispensaries won't
start operating until next spring, once the state promulgates
regulations and approves 35 applicants from the current pool of 158 applicants.