Pubdate: Sat, 30 Aug 2014
Source: Southtown Star (Tinley Park, IL)
Copyright: 2014 Digital Chicago, Inc.
Author: James E. Gierach


You would think that medical marijuana was contagious to hear Chicago 
aldermen talk about an appropriate zoning district for the location 
of its dispensaries.

Instead of thinking so hard about where medical marijuana should not 
be available, aldermen should swallow hard, forget the foolish 
historic prohibition of marijuana and allow medical marijuana to be 
sold anywhere that other medicines are sold.

Sick people are not benefited by making it inconvenient, if not 
difficult, to visit a business that will sell a substance that helps 
people suffering from cancer, chemotherapy, AIDS and other serious illnesses.

After all, Mother Nature allows marijuana to grow in just about any 
ditch, field and neighborhood. And Chicago drug cartels and 
street-gang dispensers already make sure that the relatively benign 
substance is readily available in most parks and school grounds.

James E. Gierach

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

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