Pubdate: Thu, 11 Sep 2014
Source: Southtown Star (Tinley Park, IL)
Copyright: 2014 James E. Gierach
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

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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