Public Safety Committee Rejects Ban on Concentrates and Edibles (Again)
Today, at the meeting of the public safety committee for San
Diego City Council, committee chair Marti Emerald, again, proposed a ban on medical
concentrates and edibles in San Diego City. Numerous patients, advocates and patient
organizations gave testimony in opposition to this ban, sharing their stories
about why access to non-smokable forms of marijuana medicine are important to
Patient voices were heard by councilmembers. Chairwoman Emerald failed to gain a second on
her motion to ban concentrates and edibles.
Councilwoman Cole then made a motion to move forward without the ban on
concentrates and edibles. Councilman Harris seconded her motion. Councilman Kersey then voted with them to
move forward without the ban, with only Chairwoman Emerald in opposition.
The councilmembers did say that they would consider taking
up this issue again in November, if the state fails to pass relevant public
safety standards for medical marijuana concentrates and edibles.
We salute the public safety members for their recognition
and commitment to safe guarding access to all forms of medical marijuana
medicine for the most vulnerable patients.
La Mesa Medical Marijuana Dispensary Access & Regulation Campaign Gets
Democratic Party Endorsement
This November, there will be initiatives to allow and regulate
medical marijuana dispensaries on the ballot in the cities of Encinitas and La
Mesa . On Tuesday night, the La Mesa campaign received the endorsement of the
San Diego County Democratic Party! This is
one of the most important endorsements that the campaign can receive in the
City of La Mesa, where the majority of voters are Democrats.
The Encinitas Medical Marijuana Campaign will be considered
for endorsement by the San Diego County Democratic Party in August.
The La Mesa and Encinitas Medical Marijuana campaigns have
also received the support of the Green Party, CANORML and Judge James
Gray. More endorsements are coming soon…