Pubdate: Sun, 18 Mar 2012
Source: Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, CA)
Copyright: 2012 Appeal-Democrat
Author: Dennise Burbank


The voters approved Proposition 215, giving Californians the right to 
medicinal marijuana. I think that this was a compassionate decision 
for cancer patients and others who are seriously ill.

The state has not done a very good job of regulating the new law; 
they've left it up to each county to deal with. The real problem lies 
with doctors being unregulated on the prescriptions they write and 
pushing the envelope past what the vote was intended for.

Yuba County supervisors do not have a choice - it is the law. They 
are doing the best that they can to draft a plan that stays within 
the law, yet deals with the offensive odors and other issues for the 
neighbors. It would be good if the state would come out with some 
sensible guidelines for the counties to follow. But until they do, I 
am grateful for the supervisors working with both sides of the issue 
to find a solution that we can all live with.

Dennise Burbank

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