Monday, August 29, 2005

Regulating access to medical pot in Palm Springs, CA

In what some view as a pre-emptive strike against the statewide marijuana use registration program, Riverside County has temporarily banned all medical marijuana dispensaries in all unincorporated areas. County leaders say the 45-day prohibition, which has the potential to become permanent, will allow the county to put zoning in place that regulates where dispensaries can be placed. They predict that the county will see an influx of such locations as it prepares to locally implement the state ID card for patients...

But medical marijuana advocates like Lanny Swerdlow say that the broad definition of "dispensaries" will also outlaw cooperative groups of patients who grow their own.

Link to story in The Desert Sun.

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