Tuesday, April 17, 2007
OC Board of Supes Considering Medical Marijuana Mesaure
"These people are desperate for help. It does not help everyone, but it should be an alternative... We need your help so these patients can get their needed treatment."
That's Anna Bryce, the Orange County registered nurse who coauthored Proposition 215 in 1996. Andactally, she wasn't the only one to speak up about having the county comply with state law in issuing ID cards to patients using marijuana as medicinal treatment. Already, a dozen folks have spoken before the OC Board of Supervisors...
And only two of them spoke against today's mesaure. And yes, one of them was District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, who described this measure as a "license to smoke marijuana wherever I want and whenever I want in Orange County, issued by the County of Orange".
Stay tuned for more as the OC Board of Supes returns to session.