Pubdate: Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Source: San Jose Mercury News (CA)
Copyright: 2014 San Jose Mercury News
Author: Dave Sargent
Page: A14


San Jose's limitations on cannabis dispensaries make no sense. The 
tax revenue alone can help finance city and county needs.

Cannabis product sales under control of the law lessen the 
proliferation of non-taxed street sales. Articles and TV news stories 
about "undesirable" dispensaries in residential and school zones are 
constantly written and aired, but I have yet to see a news report 
about crime at a dispensary or children hanging around them. These 
businesses keep their transactions on the up and up.

I have shopped at several dispensaries for pain creams and sleep aids 
and have never seen anyone who was scary looking. Clientele are not 
any different from what you might find in a liquor store. Many 
patrons aren't looking at products to get high.

Our city and county should not waste time and resources on this 
issue. It's likely that California will be one of the states to soon 
legalize cannabis.

Dave Sargent

San Jose
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