Our KPBS 89.5 stream and Classical San Diego stream will be offline for network maintenance today.
San Diego DA Wants Rewrite Of Medical Marijuana Laws
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The San Diego District Attorney says California needs to revisit the statues that govern medical marijuana. She made her comments, following the acquittal of a marijuana dispensary manager.
SAN DIEGO The San Diego District Attorney says California needs to revisit the statues that govern medical marijuana. She gave her comments following the acquittal of a marijuana dispensary manager.
Jovan Jackson was charged with illegal sales of marijuana. He fought the charges, saying he was distributing the drug for medical use, and a jury this week found him not guilty. Following the trial, jurors say they found the law so confusing they couldn't find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis says the law needs to be rewritten.
"I think what this case shows us is the legislature needs to act to clarify certain parts of the law," she says.
Jurors said they weren't sure what the law meant by a "medical marijuana cooperative." State law says the cooperatives are allowed to cultivate marijuana and give it to its members. Dumanis says she'll review the Jackson case as she considers charges against other marijuana dispensary managers.
To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.