Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Santa Cruz proposes medical marijuana department

Santa Cruz proposes medical marijuana department : "Some city leaders want to sell medical marijuana to ill residents by creating a new department within the city: an Office of Compassionate Use, with a five-member advisory commission and the capacity to archive patient records.
The office would provide the drug to people suffering from serious illnesses who have a note from their doctor.
'I see it as a real opportunity to do something that can help people,' Councilwoman Emily Reilly said Monday.
The city has long struggled with balancing strict federal marijuana laws with looser state and local laws.
'It's really a shame we should be in this position,' Reilly said. 'The people in this state made it clear medical marijuana is something we want.'" (more)



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