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L.A.'s Medical Marijuana Debate Should Focus on Doctors

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That's what journalist Charles Feldman is saying the Huffington Post. After going undercover for a documentary on how easy it is to obtain approval from a doctor, he feels that city and county officials have misplaced focus.

"The dispensaries could not exist, let alone function, without the enabling benefit of the estimated 1,500 or so California doctors, not surprisingly most in the LA and San Francisco Bay area, who offer their 'patients' the requisite letters of recommendation to obtain marijuana for medical purposes," he wrote. "DAs rarely go after these docs, preferring to leave that up to the state medical board, which, when I researched and produced my television documentary, I found to be fairly ineffective."