Pubdate: Sat, 16 Jul 2011
Source: Union, The (Grass Valley, CA)
Copyright: Gary Bryant
Author: Gary Bryant


Disappointing, but not surprising that the Nevada County Board of 
Supervisors voted to ban a marijuana dispensary on Tuesday, July 12.

When I testified, I reminded them that whether it's governments or 
"we the people," it's important to uphold our U.S. Constitution. This 
is about patients' rights! Banning this would be unconstitutional!

In the past, there are many times in our history the Constitution 
hasn't been upheld. Governments, justices and the people have failed 
to provide equal treatment and justice to African Americans, Native 
Americans, women, immigrants, gays and lesbians, etc.

Furthermore, many our of state and federal laws are unconstitutional. 
It could be worked out between growers and law enforcement to have a 
dispensary next to the police or sheriff station. The growers would 
feel safe and bring their products to sell. It could be tested for 
being properly grown and no pesticides.

More of this is cheaper. Less of it is expensive and becomes a 
monopoly to pushers and dirty cops. Where is Nevada County Drug-Free 
group when CVS, Rite Aid, and all other drug stores are selling harsh 
and deadly heroin morphine, oxycontin, and other drugs that kill?

Gary Bryant, Vice Chair, Nevada County Libertarian Party

Grass Valley
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