How it works:
- Opening: at Venice Beach, you may see shops advertising medical marijuana cards for $40. You enter, hand over your ID, fill in some forms and consult a doctor.
- Set-up: next, they tell you that the $40 charge is only for the forms or the doctor’s evaluation. If you want a card, you will have to top up with a few hundred dollars. If you refuse to pay, your ID will not be returned.
Places to beware:
- Los Angeles: Venice Beach
What to do: