The East Coast's first dispensary has opened in Frenchville, ME, and although no one has been remotely harmed by it in any way whatsoever, some area residents believe it may only be a matter of time before patient access exacts a vicious toll from innocents in the vicinity. The award for most terrified local moron clearly goes to the guy who went on the news and drew parallels between the horrific nuclear crisis unfolding in Japan and the facility growing marijuana up the road (at 1:47):
"I'm sure that safe alternatives would assure me that it's very safe and secure and I don't have to worry about the marijuana getting into the wrong hands, but I'm sure that the Japanese people received the same assurances about nuclear power plants, so I'm just not convinced."
Well, I guess we can at least count on him not to firebomb the place, lest the entire state should have to be hastily evacuated. You've gotta give this guy some credit though, because even though he sounds sort of insane, very few people would ever publicly admit to being this embarrassingly terrified of marijuana.
It takes years of malicious psychological abuse to deeply embed irrational fears like these into the minds of otherwise emotionally healthy people. Someone should really assess the viability of civil litigation, a class action suit perhaps, on behalf of all the traumatized victims of decades of diabolical drug war propaganda, who now live in a state of constant fear and confusion. When government agents do grow raid photo-ops in hazmat suits, that kind of crap can be really upsetting to people predisposed to paranoia. The great irony of all this is that the thing they've been conditioned to abhor and avoid above all else might actually be the best available treatment for post-traumatic stress.
Update: A commenter below suggests that I might be overreacting and I think that's a fair criticism. It's true that this gentleman's concerns about the facility relate to perceived security weaknesses, and not any apparent ideological objection to medical marijuana in general. Nevertheless, he completely lost my sympathy when he compared "marijuana getting into the wrong hands" with a nuclear crisis. One must possess a wildly distorted view of what marijuana is, and how current marijuana policies work, in order to be that concerned about some pot escaping containment and rampaging about the community. It's that sentiment which I endeavored to mock here.