Police working on medical pot security, regulation 

The Police Department is offering training to The City’s 22 marijuana dispensaries to “help make their operations more secure,” according to Commander John Loftus, who presented the Police Department’s policies on medical marijuana Wednesday to the Police Commission.

“Our goal is the same: Ensure qualified patients safe and legal access to their medicine,” Loftus said.

But apparently there are some problems with the way officials are working to create a registry for marijuana growers.

There are a number of issues when police start registering businesses that may be illegal in the federal government’s eyes, Loftus said.

At some point we’ve got to have a system where if you’re going to grow medical marijuana in your home, you’re going to have to get all the right permits from the Planning Department and the Department of Building Inspection, he added.

A meeting between police and other city agencies is scheduled for Tuesday for more discussion of a registry.

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