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Tougher Regulations Coming for SD Medical Marijuana Dispensaries


Aired 9/13/10

Medical marijuana dispensaries could soon be more tightly regulated in the city of San Diego. New rules being considered by the city council Monday could change that.

Medical marijuana dispensaries could soon be more tightly regulated in the city of San Diego. New rules being considered by the city council Monday could change that.

The new regulations would dictate where and when dispensaries can operate. Councilman Todd Gloria says the rules will reduce the number of dispensaries in the city. But he says customers will still be able to get their medical marijuana.

"Because we are an extremely large city, there will still be plenty of places where these can operate. But the difference will be that they won't be deeply within residential neighborhoods. They won't be in places that aren't regulated," he said.

Gloria said dispensaries will have to follow strict guidelines like having security methods in place, and doing background checks on employees.

The regulations being considered are the product of the city's medical marijuana task force that's been meeting since 2009. Gloria said the task force is being held up as a model for other cities a way to craft similar legislation.

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tij | September 13, 2010 at 8:26 a.m. ― 6 years, 5 months ago

The new rules need to include not selling medical marijuana cards (yes, selling) and medical marijuana to those under 21. Also, marijuana causes short-term memory loss for some people. So, if you have young workers who are forgetful like they are going senile, you know that they are habitual pot users. Marijuana also causes depression and anxiety for some people. So if you have a young person who is not able to take stress well, you know what is happening. He is using pot too much for euphoria purposes and now cannot handle stress without it. FDA has not approved marijuana smoke for treatment of any medical condition. Marijuana, for any use is illegal under Federal Law. The best way to go about medical marijuana is to have FDA approve it, have Congress legalize it and have real doctors prescribe it then dispensed from real pharmacies. All this is doing right now is that the teens are getting their medical marijuana cards, getting their marijuana with prescription bottles, then getting the prescription bottles REFILLED with marijuana from drug dealers. Medical marijuana should always come from shrinkwrap packages so they can't get REFILLED from drug dealers. Don't believe the illegal drug pushers. There are so many drug pushers in the USA and the people in the USA are falling for them. Start from the FDA and Congress. All medical marijuana should be dispensed in SHRINKWRAP and marked with a legal FDA stamp or tracking number.

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PabloKoh | September 13, 2010 at 10:13 a.m. ― 6 years, 5 months ago

Making patients walk or drive outside of their neighborhoods to obtain doctor recommended medicine is wrong. Non-access to medication is already a problem in our elderly communities. We should not want to make the situation worse. SD City Council please do the right thing.

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hboooo | September 13, 2010 at 3:22 p.m. ― 6 years, 5 months ago


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