Los Angeles, California, October 27, 2010 - Owner Aaron Thomas shows a few different stages of his cannabis plants at the growing center for The Lazy Rabbit, which grows, processes and distributes medical cannabis to dispensaries in California as allowed by the California Compassionate Use Act, which allows people with a prescription to use and cultivate medicinal marijuana. Thomas uses older plants - which he calls his mothers - to pull a stalk from. He cuts back the base with a razor blade, then replants. Each new plant will be ready to produce buds in 7 to 9 weeks. The plant is then composted and the process begins again. About 2 ½ years ago Thomas fell which nearly killed him. He said that was on Percocet, Oxycotin and a host of other drugs. "They wanted to put me on antidepressants, but I said 'no'" says Thomas, "Then my doctor recommended cannabis." It worked so well for him, the he started researching the plant and about six months ago started this business, The Lazy Rabbit, to help create a stable and consistent product. "Up until recently this product has been distributed by criminals. We need to change the perception of cannabis... We need to be working with doctors and scientists to understand the medicinal effects." Currently his operation is not even breaking even because he allows people to pay what they can afford for it. "My goal is to supply stable and consistent medical cannabis to facilitate the medical needs and to actually cure people." .