…the ease with which basically healthy persons are able to acquire marijuana in the guise of being ill is offensive. It is hard to avoid judging what appears to be a scam because the scam threatens to produce a backlash or reaction that may result in denying cannabis medicine to those who suffer and should be able to use it. The scam perception creates a another stigma for those who are seriously ill and use cannabis. Stigma one — you are breaking the law. Stigma two — you are a scam artist.
Eric Sterling takes the positions that pot should be legal and that it has medical value but the practice of medical marijuana in California amounts to fraud: