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San Bernardino County To Issue IDs For Medical Marijuana Patients

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
The county will be issuing medical marijuana identification cards within the next 45 days, said San Bernardino County spokesman David Wert.

Wert said that direction was given during closed session today prior to the county Board of Supervisors' regularly scheduled meeting.

State public health employees will be coming to the county next week to train employees on how to issue the cards, Wert said.

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 18 declined to hear an appeal from San Bernardino and San Diego counties arguing they shouldn't have to comply with California's medical marijuana law. They argued in their joint lawsuit that the federal law pre-empts the state law.

Now, the county must comply and start issuing identification cards to legitimate medical marijuana patients. The cards will enable patients to avert arrest or have their "medicine" seized if they are caught by police in possession of the drug.

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Source: San Bernardino County Sun
Author: Joe Nelson
Copyright: 2009 Los Angeles Newspaper Group
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