Time To Put a Cap on Dispensaries
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Time To Put a Cap on Dispensaries
Posted by CN Staff on March 16, 2010 at 09:08:13 PT
Sacramento Bee Editorial
Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento, CA -- California's cities can't afford to wait for the state to fix the medical marijuana mess. The plan in the works in Sacramento is a reasonable local solution to a no-win situation.The proposal outlined last week at a City Hall hearing would cap the number of marijuana dispensaries at 12; keep them away from schools, parks and neighborhoods; and charge fees to cover the cost of regulation.
Sacramento and other cities find themselves in this predicament because the compassion that voters showed in 1996 by approving the medical use of marijuana has been completely corrupted. First, the Legislature allowed a very generous interpretation to Proposition 215. Then in February 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration would no longer raid dispensaries in states where medical marijuana is legal. For good measure in January, the California Supreme Court wiped out state limits on how much pot medical marijuana patients can grow or possess. Through all the fog, it is increasingly clear that the system is unworkable. It has been exploited by growers, unscrupulous physicians and sellers looking to make a buck, and by people with no plausible medical need looking to get high. With so much cash to be had, dispensaries have been popping up in some cities far beyond the needs of legitimate patients seeking medication.  Snipped   Complete Article: Sacramento Bee (CA)Published: March 16, 2010 - Page 12A Copyright: 2010 The Sacramento BeeContact: opinion sacbee.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #14 posted by runruff on March 17, 2010 at 11:05:11 PT
Through all the fog, it is increasingly clear that
...some people have a manic obsession with what others are doing with THEIR bodies!I think the clinical need for rehab is with those who think of nothing but what I am doing with my physical self!This is sick!
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Comment #13 posted by dongenero on March 17, 2010 at 08:54:56 PT
Through all the fog, it is increasingly clear that
...the system is unworkable."Seems to me it is working just like a free market-capitalist system, initiated by a majority of voters.Albeit, with much attempted intervention by politicians, city board members and judicial/law enforcement officials.
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Comment #12 posted by ripit on March 17, 2010 at 07:34:24 PT
this was in the bee..
 this morning,
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on March 17, 2010 at 06:25:41 PT
Marijuana at The End of The St. Paddys Day Rainbow
Marijuana at The End of The St. Paddy's Day Rainbow: Arapahoe County To Return Two Pounds of Pot Seized from Caregiver Last YearMarch 17, 2010URL:
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on March 17, 2010 at 06:11:58 PT
A Great Irish Song
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on March 17, 2010 at 06:07:32 PT
Happy St. Patrick's Day
I am a little bit Irish and I love all the Irish sayings. I made this page years ago.
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Comment #8 posted by runruff on March 17, 2010 at 03:20:12 PT
Upton Sinclair!
What an astute individual. He said, "it is hard to convince a man of the truth when his living depends on believing a lie."I try to keep this in mind when reading these reports.The good thing is we can by pass the MSM today and it is the vast majority that needs to be told of the truth, not the hold out few. The truth does it's own work once it is shown onto shadows of deception. Shadows disappear before light. We have this in our favor. 
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Comment #7 posted by John Tyler on March 16, 2010 at 20:48:13 PT
It has been exploited by growers (change that to pharmaceutical companies), unscrupulous physicians and sellers (change that to drug stores) looking to make a buck, … and what point is the writer trying to make? Isn’t that the norm? Everybody wants to make a buck. Why is it OK for them and not OK for us? Don’t the prohibitionists have any sense of decency and fairness? Can’t they see their hypocrisy? Here is parable for your consideration. There were two men. One man was on the ground being kicked mercilessly by the other. The man doing the kicking said, “You ought to take some initiative on your own, go back to school and get retrained, save more and spend less, make something of yourself, etc., etc.”.The man being kicked said, “I can do that when you stop kicking me.”
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Comment #6 posted by runruff on March 16, 2010 at 15:50:31 PT
98% say legalize it!
Before elected Obama said "failed drug war"!It is the number one question, again!I want to know who the men in shadows are?
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Comment #5 posted by Vincent on March 16, 2010 at 13:44:14 PT:
Ridiculous article
As I said in my last post:So, what's your point?
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on March 16, 2010 at 10:27:29 PT
Storm Crow
When the competition makes the price fall everyone that needs medical marijuana will be able to afford it.When the money incentive is gone the prohibition of marijuana will slowly fall by the wayside in my opinion.
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Comment #3 posted by Storm Crow on March 16, 2010 at 10:10:44 PT
Supply and demand! 
Way back just after WWII, there was a similar occurrence with gas stations. All our boys were back from the war and everyone of them got a car. In response, gas stations sprang up on every corner. Soon there was a glut of gas stations. And then the "Gas Wars" began! S&H Green Stamps, free dinnerware, free wash & wax jobs with fill-up, and other enticements were offered! Prices were cut to the bone to run the competition out of business! And of course, the competition responded in kind! It was totally ruthless business practices, American free enterprise at it's best- and the customers LOVED it! Long relaxing Sunday drives for all!This has happened with miniature golf courses, cutesy boutiques, head shops, slot car tracks, and other business fads. Instead of weeping and wailing over the number of dispensaries, they should just let economic Darwinism take over! The weak dispensaries will fail, and better run will survive- just like with the gas stations of the 50s! My rural county has 3 dispensaries in one small town. There is no way all three will survive with our low population level. I can already pick out the one that will fail first. I am expecting the "Med Wars" to begin soon- IF the local governments can keep their fingers out of this battle. I'm afraid that the dispensaries will be too busy fighting off the local officials to fight among themselves! I'd really like to see what kind of enticements the dispensaries will offer to drive their competition out of business! Free grams on Fridays with a purchase? 8 gram "quarter ounces"? (seen those already) Lower prices? Let the "med wars" begin! 
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Comment #2 posted by Sam Adams on March 16, 2010 at 09:32:37 PT
if anything in this country needs a cap it's the number of politicians. We could reduce the number of elected officials by 70 or 80% easily and still have good representation."unscrupulous" well at least the dispensaries didn't take 2.5 trillion taxpayer dollars and give them to thieves in the banking industry.
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Comment #1 posted by dongenero on March 16, 2010 at 09:18:48 PT
You've got mail U.S. Postal Inspection Service, whose seizures of marijuana parcels have increased by more than 400 percent since 2007, says increased seizures almost always indicate a much larger crop being shipped.....No idea how or why the picture in this article has US Postal Inspectors at a grow-op?
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