What are cannabis clubs or cooperatives?
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Since marijuana cannot be distributed through a conventional pharmacy, some patients grow their own or turn to a caregiver for supplies.

Others go to dispensaries, which are legal in some places. These dispensaries, often known as cannabis clubs or cannabis co-ops,often have names that denote health or caregiving.

The dispensaries often call themselves collectives and claim that the marijuana sold there was grown by its members, who also are patients.

Critics claim that many dispensaries actually buy marijuana illegally and create the potential for abuse by people who do not need marijuana for medical reasons.

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its, however, herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA and can have dangerous side effects. They act like drugs once in your system and can affect metabolism, circulation and excretion of other substances in your body. It is important to discuss with your doctor if you are on prescription medications, are breastfeeding or have chronic illnesses and want to add herbal supplements to your health regimen.

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