As implementation of the citizen-initiated medical marijuana law inches toward completion, we still have questions about what we are dealing with.

Is this medicine, or is it an illegal drug? The answer continues to be sometimes one and sometimes the other. In addition to the highly regulated dispensaries that will open next month, 113 “caregivers” have registered with the state, giving them permission to grow pot for up to five patients. All of this is still a violation of federal law.

These dispersed home-growing operations are a cause of concern. We don’t produce or distribute any other medication in this manner. Unless the legality of marijuana is clarified, one way or the other, we will be left in this confusing legal twilight.