Second S.C. Pot Shop Wins Approval

Second S.C. Pot Shop Wins Approval
Posted by CN Staff on April 22, 2006 at 07:29:24 PT
By Shanna McCord, Sentinel Staff Writer 
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz -- K.E. Sampson, a Corralitos resident and medical marijuana patient of five years, plans to have the city's second medical pot shop up and running by the end of May.Sampson received unanimous support for his venture from the city Planning Commission on Thursday, allowing him to turn an empty two-story office building on Limekiln Street into The Santa Cruz Patient Collective.
"Do we need a second one of these shops?" Sampson asked. "Anytime you have one company as a monopoly, that company benefits more than the customer." Sampson is finalizing security details and lining up marijuana vendors before opening for business.With an estimated 3,000 medical marijuana patients in Santa Cruz County and few outlets to access the drug legally, proponents say two dispensaries within blocks of each other will keep users from having to drive to San Francisco or Oakland to buy the drug. Sampson's office is located in the city's Harvey West industrial area.Greenway Compassionate Relief Inc., the city's first medical marijuana dispensary, opened on DuBois Street in September, a few blocks from Sampson's office. Greenway owner Lisa Molyneux has said she encourages other shops to open as a way to bring competition and community support to the medical marijuana issue.While state voters approved the use of marijuana for medical reasons by passing Proposition 215 in 1996, federal authorities have made it clear that U.S. drug laws prohibiting possession, distribution and use of marijuana will be enforced regardless of California law. Marijuana critics say there the drug has no medicinal benefits, and its harmful effects are often underrepresented.Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel (CA)Author: Shanna McCord, Sentinel Staff Writer Published: April 21, 2006 Copyright: 2006 Santa Cruz SentinelContact: editorial santa-cruz.comWebsite: Articles: Second Santa Cruz Medical Pot Shop on Tap Cruz Okays City-Run Marijuana Distribution
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I hope that NORML had a great conference and that they all come back with ideas to help move us along in our difficult battle. I also hope everyone is having a pleasant weekend. Spring is such a beautiful time of year. The tree frogs are starting to get loud and that is the sound of summer around here.The Marijuana Conspiracy THE REAL REASON HEMP IS ILLEGAL By Doug YurcheyAnd I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger 
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