A dispensary employee holds a medical marijuana flower, “bud”, at the Peace in Medicine dispensary in Sebastopol, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. The lone medical marijuana dispensary in this Northern California wine country enclave has become such a pot destination that it has more patients on its rolls than the town has people. But local officials view the business as a welcome addition to the community and a strong source of tax revenue during the recession. The Peace in Medicine marijuana dispensary is a clean, modern operation occupying a recently closed Ford dealership near downtown and could easily be mistaken for a doctor’s office, if not for the three security guards and overwhelming skunky smell of pot. (AP Photo / Russel A. Daniels)