medical marijuana

READER’S EDITORIAL: MEDICAL BENEFITS OF MARIJUANA VS. ALLEGED RISKS

 By Joel A. Harrison, PhD, MPH


November 8, 2011 (San Diego)--In an earlier Op Ed I pointed out that according to the U.S. Constitution, the Federal government has no legal right to impose criminal law on marijuana both grown and sold within the State of California (Reader's Editorial: Medical Marijuana and States Rights, October 25, 2011,
http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/7674).

 
Following Federal raids on medical marijuana shops in California, Representative Bob Filner called on President Obama to reclassify medical marijuana as a legitimate controlled substance for medicinal purposes.
  

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPPORTERS TO MARCH IN PROTEST TUES. OCT. 18 OVER FEDERAL SHUT-DOWN OF CA DISPENSARIES

 

Protest planned Tues. Oct. 18 at Civic Center

 

By Jeremy Los

 

Oct. 16, 2011– A medical marijuana advocate  stricken with scoliosis threatened to jump off an overpass above State Route 163 on Friday night after the U.S. Department of Justice announced plans to raid and shut down hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state.

 


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FIRST LICENSED MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY IN COUNTY OPENS IN EL CAJON

July 20, 2011 (El Cajon)-- Mother Earth Alternative Health Cooperative, Inc., is attracting a steady stream of customers three weeks after opening its doors in an unincorporated area of El Cajon near Gillespie Field.

 

Some might say it’s high time. California voters approved medical marijuana with a ballot initiative back in 1996, but San Diego Supervisors filed suit to block implementation.


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AMERICANS FOR SAFE ACCESS EAST COUNTY MEETING MAY 28

 

 

May 23, 2011 (El Cajon_ -- Americans for Safe Access, a group advocating for medical marijuana patients' rights, will hold its next meeting at The Press Box, 2990 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, California on May 28 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.


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SUPERVISORS CRACK DOWN ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES IN COUNTY

Restrictive new ordinance passes 4-1, sharply limits sites where dispensaries may locate

“Virtually all of them are either undeveloped land, cement factories, mining operations, even land that’s zoned for treatment of radioactive materials,” -- Kate Valentine of Americans for Safe Access

July 2, 2010 (San Diego) – A restrictive new ordinance passed Wednesday by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will sharply limit locations where medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed and make it extremely costly for operators. The measure passed by a four-to-one vote. Supervisor Ron Roberts cast the lone dissenting vote.

 

“I think we’re violating the spirit of the law,” said Roberts, referring to the ballot initiative approved by California voters 14 years ago to legalize medical marijuana.


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READER’S EDITORIAL: MEDICAL MARIJUANA ORDINANCES VOTE TOMORROW, JUNE 30


“Many have difficulty traveling very far, and to make someone travel 10, 15, 20 miles or more to get their medicine is inhumane. For some who are forced to take public transportation, such a trek could easily take up to half of a day.” – Charlie Imes

An Open Letter to the San Diego Board of Supervisors

 

By Charlie Imes

 

June 29, 2010 (San Diego) – I am a medical marijuana patient. I wasn't using marijuana prior to my diagnosis and emergency surgery in 2001 for stage 3 colon cancer. I had complications. I almost died a few times; the chemo almost killed me, too. I've had subsequent abdominal surgeries for diverticulitis, then later for a ruptured spleen, and finally for a severe abdominal hernia related to the previous surgeries.


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READER'S EDITORIAL: AN OPEN LETTER TO MY SAN DIEGO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

"Now you are finally considering zoning and operational ordinances regarding medical marijuana, which you will vote on tomorrow, and what are you proposing to adopt? A de facto ban that would effectively eliminate all medical marijuana facilities from operating in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County." -- Martha Sullivan

 

By Martha Sullivan

 

June 29, 2010 (San Diego)--As someone who is not a medical marijuana patient nor dispensary operator, but simply a taxpayer, voter and small business owner, I find the continuing opposition by my County Board of Supervisors to the Compassionate Use Act passed by California voters 14 years ago an affront to voters and taxpayers.


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COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TAKES THE HIGH ROAD ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA ISSUES

By Kyle Serzen

 

June 26, 2009 (San Diego)--The San Diego County Board of Supervisors lit up some controversy during its meeting on Tuesday, which included two medical marijuana issues. The first was a resolution passed unanimously 5-0 to allow patients to apply for a medical marijuana ID card beginning July 6th. The Board also passed a measure asking County Counsel to draft language prohibiting marijuana dispensaries in the County’s unincorporated areas, by a vote of 4-1.


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