Sebastopol OKs Medical Pot Gardens
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Sebastopol OKs Medical Pot Gardens
Posted by CN Staff on December 08, 2010 at 16:16:35 PT
By Bob Norberg,  The Press Democrat
Source: Press Democrat
California -- An ordinance that sets rules for how medical marijuana patients can grow their own received final approval Tuesday by the Sebastopol City Council. When voters approved Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, it allowed the cultivation and use of medical marijuana, but it didn't set standards. Under Sebastopol's ordinance, patients and caregivers can grow marijuana at their homes with the maximum number of plants limited to 100 square feet of leaf canopy.
The city also will allow the creation of up to two gardens in town by medical marijuana dispensaries, with a maximum of 750 feet of leaf canopy, and two additional gardens of the same size by collectives of patients and caregivers for their own use, not for sale.The gardens must be inside a house or outbuilding or in a yard with solid or opaque walls six feet high and with a locked gate.It also provides that police will investigate home medical marijauna gardens only upon complaints about such things as odor or public safety issues.The ordinance was read for the second time and approved in a 5-0 vote. It takes effect in early January.Source: Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA)Author: Bob Norberg,  The Press DemocratPublished: December 8, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Press DemocratContact: letters pressdemo.comWebsite:  Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on December 09, 2010 at 08:07:19 PT
I recorded it because I was busy. I did see a little of it and plan on watching the whole thing soon. 
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Comment #2 posted by Sam Adams on December 09, 2010 at 07:49:51 PT
CNBC show
So, did we all see this last night? Overall, it was a fantastic show. Yes, there was much of the usual corporate network framing/propaganda of the issue. But I knew right away it was a great show when they discussed the cost of cannabis eradication helicopter flights.  They ran a long segment that basically ridiculed Kentucky's eradication program. And much excellent coverage of the medMJ boom in Colorado as a new industry. Also showed the neanderthal-like enforcer from the state - the pigs are forcing all MJ businesses to videotape every square inch of the operation so it can be watched by the state pigs. (obviously just a nuisance and waste of time, with likely kick-back from the companies that install security cameras.)All this was exposed in living color for all to see. The one part of it that really bothered me was the bimbo-like newswoman who repeatedly referred to medical cannabis as a "re-branding" of marijuana. Which of course demonstrates the average dumbed-down American, aware of no history before their lifetimes other than WWII. Of course it's the Great Prohibition that "re-branded" a medicine that had been used for 5,000 years into an "illegal drug".
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Comment #1 posted by Sam Adams on December 09, 2010 at 07:44:08 PT
Great article on 4th amendment"The civil liberties of U.S. citizens, their Fourth Amendment rights in particular, are being eroded at a rapid pace. The pretext for the destruction of Americans’ civil liberties is the “global war on terror,” which – according to all three branches of government – requires that Americans surrender their liberties for security and protection from foreign and domestic threats. The nine-year erosion of civil liberties has been spearheaded by federal agencies, but individual states of the U.S.A. are now following in the federal government’s wake as local law enforcement agencies are increasingly becoming a tool of state authority and state security rather than performing functions as civil service agencies designed to protect and serve citizens. The trend will soon lead to a new framework for law enforcement activities. Without a reversal of this trend, law enforcement will soon exist primarily to protect the interests of government."
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