Pubdate: Thu, 30 Oct 2008
Source: Berkeley Daily Planet (US CA)
Copyright: 2008 The Berkeley Daily Planet
Author: Megan Sand


Editors, Daily Planet:

Please support medical cannabis in Berkeley by voting yes on Measure

For many people in Berkeley living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, chronic
pain, and other afflictions, the best way to ease their suffering is
with doctor-recommended medical cannabis. Berkeley's three medical
cannabis collectives have provided medicine and other wellness
services for over seven years. Today these collectives are at risk.
New development plans in Berkeley threaten to shut them down, and the
city lacks a proper land-use procedure to relocate them.

Measure JJ creates a procedure to allow these collectives to relocate,
so that they can continue providing Berkeley's patients with the
medicine they need. JJ does not change the city law limiting Berkeley
to no more than three collectives. Berkeley's three collectives pay
taxes, offer their employees a living wage and benefits, and support
the community.

JJ has been widely endorsed by, among others, the Alameda County
Democratic Party, the United Democratic Campaign of Berkeley, the Cal
Berkeley Democrats, Berkeley Citizens Action, ACLU-Berkeley, UC
Berkeley Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the Green Party, the
Oakland Tribune, the Bay Guardian, two Berkeley city council members,
and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. There is no significant
opposition to JJ.

Please join us in supporting medical cannabis by voting yes on Measure
JJ. For more information, see www.YesOnJJ. com.

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