215 Card Fees Raised
The Eureka Reporter reports the fee medical marijuana patients pay for their identification cards has nearly doubled over the last year. It now costs around $75 to get your get out of jail free card. This supposedly due to increasing administrative and maintenance costs.
This is precisely the reason a number of Libertarians opposed Prop 215 in the first place: Why should people, especially those who are critically ill, have to deal with a bunch of bureaucratic BS just to make themselves feel better? They were certainly correct in that sense and it will likely only get worse.
Myself? I agreed with their reasoning but felt that might well be throwing the baby out with the bath water; like being against tax cuts because you insist on abolition of the income tax. I think marijuana certainly needs to be decriminalized, not legalized. Once legalized it will just end up like a cash cow for government and bureaucrats and that won't be good for anyone involved except government and bureaucrats. We need to just take laws against possession and cultivation off the books and leave it at that. That might not happen, though, at least not any time soon.