SAN DIEGO - On February 4, 2003 the City Council voted to enact marijuana
growing and possession guidelines that supported earlier action by the
Council to establish a Medical Cannabis Voluntary Verification Card Program.
By a six-member majority, the Council's vote validated hundreds of hours of
hard work by the all-volunteer Medical Marijuana Task Force that developed
the guidelines allowing individuals with a doctor's recommendation to use
Implementing the program, however, has become a challenge. Alliance
Healthcare Foundation withdrew its early offer of start-up funds. Without
seed money, estimated at approximately $25,000, the City will not be able to
launch this program.
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