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    California Towns Rethink Medical Marijuana

    UKIAH - California's medical marijuana law, approved by voters in 1996, has provided cover for major pot growers, local officials say. Residents and law enforcement officials have been reconsidering local regulations on growing and possessing pot as a result of problems associated with big-money pot growing operations, The New York Times reported Monday. Since California voters authorized medical use of marijuana, 11 other states have adopted similar policies. Federal law, however, still bans the sale of marijuana.

    Mike Sweeney, 60 -- a supporter of medical marijuana -- also supported a June 3 local ballot measure calling for new limits on pot in Mendocino County, which may be the most tolerant place in the state regarding marijuana. "It's a clear shield for commercial operations," said Sweeney of current law. "And we don't want those here." Ballots have not been counted so it isn't clear whether the measure passed, the newspaper said.

    California Attorney General Jerry Brown last week said he would appeal a court ruling that struck down the state's guidelines on possession of medical marijuana. The Los Angeles Court of Appeal last month overturned a 2003 law that specified how much medical marijuana patients could possess.

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    Re: California Towns Rethink Medical Marijuana

    Great post Johnny,welcome to the team.
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    Re: California Towns Rethink Medical Marijuana

    The thing about it is that there are going to be large growing operations with or without the laws.
    People are always going to be trying to make a buck as long as pot remains illegal.
    These people must realize that the only way to completely do away with large grow operations for the purpose of making money is to completely do away with cannabis prohibition.
    Jesus...are these people so ignorant, they can't see that?
    Total legalization of cannabis is the only way to keep this from happening and can only be a win/win situation for both, smokers and law enforcement alike.
    I think even the DEA is starting to see that they are fighting a loosing battle.
    As long as their are seeds and dirt, cannabis will never be totally controlled, period!!!

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    Re: California Towns Rethink Medical Marijuana

    I couldn't have said it better myself, Jimbo. Great post!

    And thank you very much, Pete. I'm glad to be a part of the team.