Counting Pot Patients

March 24, 2012 - 1:15 PM
Britt Freitas holds up her new medical cannabis patient identification card at the Patient ID Center in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, March 22, 2012. California has seven times as many residents as Colorado, but nearly nine times fewer medical marijuana users, at least on paper. And as far as record-keepers know, the most populous state, home to the nation’s first and most liberal medical marijuana laws, also has a smaller number of pot patients than Arizona, Hawaii, Michigan, Montana and Oregon. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)