Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Santa Cruz Okays City-run Medical Marijuana Distribution

Santa Cruz Okays City-run Medical Marijuana Distribution: "The city council of Santa Cruz, California on Tuesday passed for the second time an ordinance paving the way for the nation's first-ever government-run medical marijuana distribution program. A portion of the ordinance would hold off enactment until federal courts resolve current cases dealing with the issue.

Under the measure, the Santa Cruz city government will set up an Office of Compassionate Use that will handle procuring and storing marijuana and dispense it to 'qualified patients' under California's nearly ten-year-old Compassionate Use Act. A council-appointed five-person board, made up of at least two approved medical marijuana users or caregivers and two medical professionals, will oversee the office's actions and report back to the council." (more)

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