Patients Would Be Allowed To Keep 3 Pounds Of Pot
Sick people who use marijuana under a doctor's advice could keep up to 3
pounds of the drug without fear of arrest from San Diego police under
guidelines proposed by a citizens task force.
The city's Medical Cannabis Task Force recommendations also would allow
patients to grow as many as 72 marijuana plants for their own use.
Caregivers who grow marijuana for others could keep as much as 12 pounds of
marijuana and grow as many as 90 plants under the guidelines. The
guidelines will be reviewed by the City Council Public Safety and
Neighborhood Services Committee at 2 p.m. tomorrow in a public hearing in
the City Administration Building, 202 C St. The recommendations must be
approved by the City Council.
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I have had the opportunity to become well acquainted with Westport promoter
Craig Glazer. I can honestly say he is one of the most caring, kindhearted,
decent citizens in our city.
I have seen him help others economically. I also know that he has made a
difference in the lives of students by speaking to them about life choices
and drug abuse. Despite Glazer's status and busy schedule, if you are in
need of a shoulder to lean on, he wants to help.
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Like thousands who live in the burbs, I'm distinctly unimpressed by the
deification of outgoing Vancouver Mayor Philip Owen, the supposed
saviour-in-chief of local drug addicts.
And I'm saddened this municipal election appears to have been co-opted by
those who drool over drug addiction, as if there weren't more pressing
things to discuss. Like traffic.
It reflects, I suppose, the great Canadian veneration of victims and those
whose greatest skill lies in draining the public purse.
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Families that receive welfare may have to take drug tests, the United
States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, ruled. It
held that the state's interest in protecting children, in public safety and
in not paying for illegal drugs was stronger than the recipients' right to
privacy. Earlier decisions had allowed testing students and people with
sensitive jobs. A lawyer for the plaintiffs, Graham A. Boyd, said the
ruling was the first to endorse testing parents.
To the Editor:
Re "Former Felons Have a Right to Vote" (editorial, Oct. 17):
I was a first-time nonviolent offender who served 12 years under the
Rockefeller drug laws of New York State. When I was released on parole, I
could not vote. This was a great blow to my self-esteem.
My South Bronx neighborhood was deteriorating, and there were many
community issues I wanted to voice my opinion on through the vote. But I
couldn't. I felt the pain of felony disenfranchisement and was being
further punished for my crime.
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BALTIMORE, Oct. 18 - In this city where 60,000 people, about one in 10
residents, are addicted to narcotics, a simple message appears on
billboards, police cruisers, city buses, T-shirts, brochures and in
television advertisements: "Believe."
That slogan, from a $2 million antidrug campaign Baltimore began six months
ago, is part exhortation, part call to action, part desperate plea to take
back the neighborhoods, to report drug dealers, to seek drug treatment, to
become a police officer or a mentor to a troubled youngster.
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The horrifying murders of a Baltimore woman, Angela Dawson, and five of her
six children is a tragedy not only for their loved ones but also for a city
where some neighborhoods have been described as under siege by lawbreakers.
The arson fire, in which Mrs. Dawson's husband was critically injured, was
apparently the result of her bold decision to do what all of us are asked
to do: She reported drug dealing and other crime in her neighborhood to
police. And she went a step further recently, testifying in an assault case
against a drug dealer.
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Regulations Ensure MDs, Not Patients, Govern Medical Use Of Cannabis, Court
TORONTO -- Throwing out Ottawa's regulations on medical use of marijuana
would lead to a tidal wave of demand to treat "everything from warts to
hemorrhoids," a Justice Department lawyer warned in Ontario Superior Court
Fighting a court bid by patients who want easier access to a drug they say
helps them, lawyer Harvey Frankel said the regulations ensure that doctors,
not patients, decide who gets an exemption from federal laws banning
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Gazette readers, for all of their virtues, are a fairly contained group.
Most students, some professors and a few alumni comprise the small list of
people who get the distinct pleasure of reading our little publication four
times a week. I say little, because, in the grand scheme of media and
influence, The Gazette is a small fish in a much larger pond.
With this in mind, I was more then a little surprised when I received
letters last week from across North America. From California and Colorado,
New Jersey and Illinois, the letters filled my inbox, asking to have their
300 words printed in our small paper. What topic inspired grown people to
send their letters across four time zones in the hopes of having them
printed? Surely, we must have done something outrageously wrong if people
from two countries were taking notice!
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The Interior Health Authority has extended for six months the contracts of
addictions service providers while a review of their contracts is completed.
Responsibility for addictions services was transferred to the IHA last
The review was to have been completed for late September but health
authority officials say the project was bigger than first thought.
"I would say we were taken by surprise at the complexity of the issue," said
Kim Marshal, director of mental health in the Okanagan health service area.
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Ohioans will have a chance to amend the state Constitution on Nov. 5 when
they vote on Issue I, a reform initiative to require treatment instead of
jail time for first-time, non-violent drug offenders. Supporters of Issue I
say it will saves lives and money for the state, and opponents argue it
ignores Ohio's system of treatment and justice for drug offenders.
The Ohio Campaign for New Drug Policies is responsible for getting the
issue on the ballot, said Chris Abbruzzese, spokesman for the secretary of
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Changes Affecting Talbot Athletes Under Discussion
EASTON - The Talbot County Board of Education will hold a public workshop
before its regular meeting tonight to discuss the controversial proposed
changes to the schools' athletic policies. At their September meeting,
board members were hopeful that the issue, which has been on the table for
much of this year, will be resolved tonight.
Throughout the lengthy debate, School Superintendent Dr. J. Sam Meek has
repeatedly emphasized that there is a serious drug and alcohol problem
among the youth of Talbot County. That viewpoint was backed up this week by
the Maryland State Department of Education.
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