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 them.
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.
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…
If you would like more information on the La Mesa or Encinitas medical marijuana dispensary campaigns, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858) 598-4215. More information can also be found on the website http://www.citizens4patientrights.org .