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S.D. Residents Upset at County Supervisors for Refusing to Drop Medical Marijuana Suit

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Aired 4/19/09

 

Some people are angry at San Diego County Supervisors for continuing a legal challenge against California's medical marijuana law. Supervisors say they'll ask the State Supreme Court to review last week's appellate court ruling that rejected the County's suit. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

 

San Diego County has refused to issue I-D cards to medical marijuana patients, as required by state law. County Supervisors maintain the federal law that makes marijuana illegal trumps California statutes.

 

Medical marijuana patient Craig McClain lives in Vista. He says the County's position leaves him in the lurch.

 

Craig McClain: I'm still lumped into a category as a drug abuser, that I'm not really a sick person. And yet I'm getting over my 18th operation, my 18th spinal surgery.

 

More than two-thirds of California's counties have issued medical marijuana I-D cards. An estimated 3,000 patients in San Diego are still waiting.

 

Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News

 

 

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