Pubdate: Sun, 31 Jan 2016
Source: Napa Valley Register (CA)
Copyright: 2016 Lee Enterprises
Author: James Hinton


I want to encourage the Napa County Board of Supervisors to reconsider
their ordinance banning medical marijuana.

This ordinance is draconian and unacceptable. If this ordinance passes
as is, I will referendum it. I want to remind you, I lead a successful
referendum in Vallejo last year.

I encourage you to replace it with an ordinance modeled after Marin

Look at the upcoming ballot measures. How many tax increases are
coming up on the ballot? Who wants to see their property taxes or
sales tax go up again? Not me. Quit kicking the can down the road.
It's time we embrace this tremendous revenue source. Don't miss this
opportunity to tax and regulate medical marijuana.

A good ordinance will create millions of dollars in sales tax for our
county, and a voter approved excise tax would bring in even more. It
will create productive, remunerative jobs. It will provide safe
access, to all natural medicine, for the suffering patients in our

James Hinton


Editor's note: Hinton is a candidate for supervisor in the 2nd