San Diego County Board Votes To Appeal MMJ Ruling

San Diego County Board Votes To Appeal MMJ Ruling
Posted by CN Staff on December 12, 2006 at 20:09:54 PT
By The Associated Press
Source: Associated Press
San Diego, CA -- The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to appeal a judge's recent decision to reject the county's challenge to California's decade-old law legalizing marijuana use by the chronically ill.The county sued California and its health services director in February over a state requirement that counties issue identification cards for medical marijuana users and maintain a registry of people who apply for the cards. San Bernardino and Merced counties joined the suit.
The counties argued that local governments shouldn't be bound to uphold state laws that are weaker than the federal blanket ban on marijuana.Superior Court Judge William R. Nevitt Jr. ruled last week that county officials would not be breaking federal law by giving out state identification cards.Marijuana users in California can still be prosecuted under federal drug laws.Fifty-five percent of California voters approved the law in a 1996 vote. Since then, 10 other states have adopted measures protecting qualified patients from prosecution: Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Complete Title: San Diego County Board Votes To Appeal Medical Marijuana RulingSource: Associated Press (Wire)Published:  December 12, 2006Copyright: 2006 Associated Press Related Articles & Web Site:Americans For Safe Access Give Some Victories To The People Ruling on Pot Lacking Say They'll Appeal To County Over Law
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Comment #14 posted by JustGetnBy on December 13, 2006 at 14:08:46 PT
Southern Ca
  I think San Diego, and several other southern Ca counties did not pass prop 215 by majority. If true, this could be the reason the Board of Supervisors are emboldened to sue the state.
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Comment #13 posted by Toker00 on December 13, 2006 at 09:11:42 PT
Sorry. I posted that at the wrong article.Peace.Toke.
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Comment #12 posted by Toker00 on December 13, 2006 at 09:10:34 PT
Black Sabbath
Here is a video for the War Pigs. couldn't get it to play all of it. Could someone watch it all and tell us what you think? Toke.
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Comment #11 posted by goneposthole on December 13, 2006 at 07:34:58 PT
I can't spell too good today.
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Comment #10 posted by goneposthole on December 13, 2006 at 07:28:10 PT
illegal search and siezure
You need a warrant. You do not have a right to look for something unless there is probable cause. You've done something wrong. You've hurt somebody or caused injury to their welfare.You can't do it, otherwise you're committing a ka-rhyme.Mrs. Johnston did what the patriots did to the British. She shot those people who were breaking and entering into her home. She was afraid. She feared for her life. She was right. The fools killed her. When you violate the fourth amendment, sometimes, you get shot. If you are free, why do you have to worry about authorities illegally confiscating what you have?Why can't you be secure in your home? Why aren't you protected?Some more cognitive dissonance; when things don't jive right, you look for answers. You want to know why it all has become so incompatible with freedom and your freedoms.Cannabis will grow. It wants to be free. No matter how much gets chopped down, it keeps coming back to grow some more. It doesn't experience 'cognitive dissonance.' It's compatible with nature. There is no changing that fact.If prohibitionists could only do the same, they just might experience what life really is. 
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Comment #9 posted by zandor on December 13, 2006 at 07:11:24 PT
I think we need to start a recall.
I bet a recall petition would get the attention of politicians who vote to waste the money of the people for their personal war ageist the sick and dieing. If they don't understand what the court say’s; then let them hear the voice of the people.
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Comment #8 posted by OverwhelmSam on December 13, 2006 at 06:51:41 PT
It's A Federal Case
If San Diego wins their case, our attention must divert and focus on each and every member of Congress. Ultimately, the federal government will have to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana to permanently shut down the cannabis consumer haters and law enforcement jerks.
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Comment #7 posted by doc james on December 13, 2006 at 06:13:17 PT:
safer.....come to florida
I agree with you all. THese fools, elected by the same people that approved medical marihuana, can also be voted out of office next time around, it's up to the people of san diego to now un-elect them. Safer, come to florida.....we need leadership in the reform movement badly. I don't know what happened to all the freedom fighters we once had..? It's just a weed, what are they so afraid of? wake up fools! The truth these idiots need to read is   this link.
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Comment #6 posted by potpal on December 13, 2006 at 04:53:42 PT
who is paying for all this?
And whats the cost of their bushheadedness?Are those who voted for the use of medicinal cannabis in CA paying to fight against that state law, giving them the right to use medicinal cannabis, via their hard earned tax dollars and these boneheads? When is the next SD election? Who are these federal lackies? 
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Comment #5 posted by whig on December 12, 2006 at 22:19:28 PT
Their plan at this point, such as it might be, would have to be an appeal to the US supreme court. They would expect to lose in state courts, and then hope to appeal from there.
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Comment #4 posted by whig on December 12, 2006 at 22:16:24 PT
let me help with their appeal brief
May it please the honorable court,We the board of stuporvisors of San Diego county feel it is our sworn obligation to obey the law. Therefore we are very perplexed by the superior court ruling that we would be acting lawfully to follow the laws of the state of California.The court must rule that our adherence to California law is against the law.Prayerfully,The board of stuporvisors of San Diego county.
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Comment #3 posted by Wayne on December 12, 2006 at 22:14:45 PT
choose your words wisely, dear commissioners...
So they're saying that the state law is weaker that the federal law? Well I bet this hasn't sunk into their thick skulls yet... If as they claim the state is weaker than the Fed, then by their logic, the COUNTY is weaker than the STATE! It's either that, or cave to the desire of their constituents. Looks like a lose-lose for them. And they're too dumb to even realize it.You know, I hope someone in power decides to halt this whole sideshow, and that this never makes it to the federal courts. If it ever did, and they found in favor of the Feds, then it would set a precedent and it really would be the end of state sovereignty as we knew it (if the end hasn't come already).
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Comment #2 posted by laduncon on December 12, 2006 at 20:48:08 PT
Board of Supervisors Bow Down to Federal Authority
These robots masquerading as people are unfreaking-believable. Do they not understand that the citizens who voted them into office are the same San Diegans who voted to pass (over 50% support) the medical marijuana law? Defying the will of the people is so pre-2007. Hope they catch up with the times; probably after they are booted out of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
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Comment #1 posted by ekim on December 12, 2006 at 20:33:49 PT
Board of Supervisors---COME AND GET IT
SAFER kick off 2007 (Read 23 times) 
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Dear Friend:This holiday season we have much to be thankful for:- Election results were finally certified in Colorado last week and Amendment 44 ended up with 41.08 percent of the vote. This means that despite stiff opposition from the Drug Czar, the DEA, the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, the governor, lieutenant governor, state attorney general, a wide range of law enforcement officials, a variety of out-of-state anti-drug extremists, and a blue book with false information, more than 2 in 5 Colorado voters still voted to make marijuana legal for adults. There is great potential for another statewide initiative in the near future, and we will certainly continue organizing, educating and working with individuals and organizations in Colorado to keep momentum going in the state. - SAFER is going national!
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