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State Supreme Court ruling on medical marijuana upholds Danville ban

Original post made on May 7, 2013

The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that cities and counties have the right to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within their borders, despite the existence of a state law that protects patients using the drug. The ruling upholds a ban on dispensaries put in place by the Danville Town Council in 2011.

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Posted by Danville Independent
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on May 7, 2013 at 7:30 am

Good,....this was the right decision. I believe in the saying "Those that create laws, should be chosen by voters." We as a community told out elected officials we don't want dispensaries, and we certainly don't want courts to over-ride our wishes (like they do in so many instances!).

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on May 7, 2013 at 11:48 am

Actually, courts override voters wishes in very few cases. That's just another canard of the right. Although I would agree that in "Bush v. Gore" that is exactly what happened.

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Danville
on May 9, 2013 at 7:43 am

to danville Independent

Regarding your statement "I believe in the saying "Those that create laws, should be chosen by voters."" I am glad to see you are a supporter of the Affordable Care Act.

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Posted by Debora
a resident of San Ramon
on May 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

One of the BEST decisions that has ever been made! Thank you God! Another life saved!

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Posted by Danville Independent
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on May 9, 2013 at 10:31 am

Hi, Tom! Not to get off the subject at hand, but yes: I DO support the Affordable Health Care Act! (Yes, does need some tweaking, but I am for the law....). For those that are not, or have a different opinion, somebody else into office and change the law. That's the correct course of action, in my book!

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Posted by Marrushi
a resident of Alamo
on May 10, 2013 at 8:53 am

It is only a matter of time before marijuana is legalized and grown in Danville. End the cannabis prohibition today!

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Posted by Kelly
a resident of San Ramon
on May 10, 2013 at 8:59 am

IT IS CALLED DEATH PANELS 4 A REASON---and elites are exempt!!!

In order to allow supporters to claim that the law’s Medicare cuts would be realized in the future, it tasked IPAB with reducing payments to providers or eliminating payments for certain treatments and procedures altogether.  These reduced payments will force providers to stop seeing Medicare patients, the same way an increased number of doctors have stopped taking Medicaid patients.  This will lead to access problems, waiting lists and denied care for seniors.

Read more: Web Link

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Posted by KU
a resident of Danville
on May 10, 2013 at 10:58 am

The marijuana debate is your typical realist versus idealist moralistic crusade. The idealist in part thinks that outlawing marijuana and prohibiting dispensaries is going to rid our society of the evils of marijuana, or at least prevent our children from exposure to it. The typically republican idealist wants "scientific" studies to prove that marijuana indeed helps with pain and appetite, yet they can't seem to get their arms around the idea that thousands upon thousands of scientific research reports show that we are undergoing anthropogenic caused global warming. Basically, the republican belief is "live by our morals and don't get in the way of our making money."
Yet even with all drugs illegal, alchohol for 21 year olds, and marijuana for sick people, all of our children have unfettered access to any drug they want. The 21 year old rule for alcohol sales and consumption is flaunted every day and night by our high schoolers. In fact it is the most abused "drug" and it is the most legal!!!!
So maybe it is time we wake up and try something different, legalize marijuana and start parenting again. The best way to stop use of drugs by your kids is good parenting, not relying on schools and laws to prevent same.

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