Mendocino Doctors Back Pot Measure

Mendocino Doctors Back Pot Measure
Posted by CN Staff on April 15, 2008 at 14:21:14 PT
By Mike Geniella, The Press Democrat
Source: Press Democrat
Ukiah, CA -- Mendocino County’s medical community Tuesday jumped into the fray over a ballot bid to snuff out large-scale pot cultivation in the county, calling current medical marijuana guidelines “fraudulent.”A majority of doctors in the Ukiah Valley, the hub of the county’s medical care, publicly endorsed Measure B, which would if passed in the June primary sharply restrict the amount of pot individuals may grow and use.
Dr. Robert Werra said 40 doctors have joined the medical staff at Ukiah Valley Medical Center in support of the citizen-led initiative.Werra said the county’s medical community is fed up with surging pot production under the guise of medical marijuana use.“The medical community is very unhappy with the fraudulent misuse of the compassionate medical marijuana program as a front for rampant commercial growing,” Werra said in a statement.Under Proposition 215, passed statewide in 1996, and subsequent state law, an individual is protected from state prosecution if they possess a physician’s recommendation and if the amount in their possession is within local guidelines. Source: Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA)Author: Mike Geniella, The Press DemocratPublished: April 15, 2008 Copyright: 2008 The Press DemocratContact: letters pressdemo.comWebsite: Articles:Anti-Measure B Argument Heard Unanimously Endorses Measure B Not Taking Stand on Measure B
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Comment #5 posted by Treeanna on April 15, 2008 at 19:20:35 PT
nice work
That looks good, Robbie :)GL to you guys in getting the gov to respect the will of the people and the legislature.
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on April 15, 2008 at 17:44:06 PT
It's good to see you.
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Comment #3 posted by Robbie on April 15, 2008 at 16:44:37 PT:
Link to Minnesota TV ad folks! Hope all is well.
Minnestoa Cares
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Comment #2 posted by Dankhank on April 15, 2008 at 16:40:11 PT
agreed ...
STFU is appropriate for most doctors if they haven't been involved with the Medical Cannabis program.that goes for most cops, too, since their jobs depend on not agreeing with medical cannabis ...
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Comment #1 posted by Treeanna on April 15, 2008 at 16:01:27 PT
How many of these guys wrote a recommendation?
I'd like to see what the scientific basis is for their support of measure B comes from. Do they keep records of how many plants their patients gro? Do they even have any MMJ patients? If not, they need to stfu.
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