San Jose hosts rowdy hearing on medical cannabis

Posted on June 8th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , , .

cannabisIn San Jose's first public discussion on crafting an ordinance regulating medical cannabis dispensaries, ideas were shot down and applauded at an emotionally charged City Hall meeting June 7. Parents and teachers expressed fears about the proximity of the dispensaries to schools, while patients and operators dismissed the city's proposals as too restrictive.

In the initial draft ordinance, city officials proposed limiting the number of collectives in San Jose to 10, selected by lottery — an idea dissed by medical cannabis proponents.

"It's laughable. A lottery is not democratic. It is not fair," said Lauren Vasquez, an attorney who advises cannabis patients and providers. "There is too much in this report that is wrong." (San Jose Mercury News, June 7)

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