Pubdate: Sat, 15 Jan 2011
Source: Union, The (Grass Valley, CA)
Copyright: 2011 Gary Bryant
Author: Gary Bryant


Except for Councilperson Lisa Swarthout, I am ashamed of the whole 
community of Grass Valley over the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

As Ms. Swarthout pointed out it would be outside of the main town. 
All of the school superintendents, teachers, and principals were all 
for this ban due to kids being exposed to this, which they already are!

None of us deny the harmful effects of this substance, as well as 
hard booze, tobacco, and legal hard drugs. It seems that they all 
don't have a problem - including the police chief - of all the bars 
and mini-markets that sell these!

Where is this so-called protection of the children from this 
exposure? The police chief had this chart at the meeting of the 
effects of pot. Has the same effects from beer! I had proposed at the 
meeting to have the dispensary at the G.V.P.D. station, that way it 
can be monitored. The statement "people go down to Sacramento for 
Costco and it should be the same for those who need pot" was 
shameful. Cancer patients have to obtain their pot through the black 
market. Where is the compassion? Shame on you all!

Gary Bryant

Grass Valley
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