SOME shops in Maryland have started selling medical marijuana to residents in pain.
This has ended years
of delays by embarking on a programme that features some of the most liberal policies in the nation on who can qualify for the prescribed dagga.
Dozens of people stood outside a pharmacy, where owners began making sales soon after receiving their first stock.
William Askinazi, one of the owners, said people who work at the store were happy that the day had finally arrived.
More than half of all US states, and the district of Columbia, have legalised a comprehensive medical marijuana programme, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
“You can tell there’s a buzz and we’re excited for so many reasons,” said Askinazi.
“We’re giving care to people who need it.”