Laguna Woods, California, October, 26, 2010 - Laguna Woods Village resident, Lonnie Painter shows an indoor garden for medical marijuana at the home of one of his friends (name withheld). Painter is the chairman of the Laguna Woods for Medical Cannabis, a collective of about 100 members that operates as a dispensary for medical marijuana. Up until this month, the members were allowed to grow marijuana within their own gardens. Painter says, "We do this by the book, to the letter of the law. We are not potheads. We are people with legitimate medical needs." Despite their best efforts, the group has faced some challenges recently. The board that oversees the community recently banned the growing of marijuana in the community gardens, despite the fact that each person has their own fenced and locked garden and the entire compound is surrounded by a chain-linked fence with barbed-wire. "We can still grow indoors, but it costs 20 times as much," says Painter. California's Compassionate Use Act, passed in 1996, allows people with a prescription to use and cultivate medicinal marijuana. ..