Corte Madera tackles medical pot

Corte Madera tackles medical pot

There are 27 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from May 8, 2010, titled Corte Madera tackles medical pot. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Nearly a year after two medical marijuana collectives appeared in town, the Corte Madera Planning Commission this week will consider an ordinance to regulate the rogue dispensaries.

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Appropriate EnglishVision

Ashburn, VA

#22 May 10, 2010
Bud Green wrote:
Cops and city officials like talking about "rogue dispensaries," but that doesn't mean the phrase should be parroted in the lede of this story. As the comments here prove in abundance, there is no shortage of people who view medical marijuana dismissively, which makes it all that much easier to paint all medipot providers as "shady" or worse.
The reporter and/or editor would likely choose their words more carefully after spending more time covering the MM scene; balanced reporting requires better word choice than shown here.
1. Law enforcement \ "cops"
2. lead \ "lede"
3. Confirmation ?\ "As the comments here prove in abundance, there is no shortage of people"
4. Confirmation ?\ "to paint all medipot providers as "shady"
5. Confirmation ?\ "would likely choose their words more carefully"
6. Confirmation ?\ "balanced reporting requires better word choice"

This is the IJ !!
Balanced?????????
jsmith

United States

#24 May 12, 2010
why doesn't all marin county lighten up and adopt theese medical facilities so we the people are not subject to buying it from the black market. I support all the collectives here its time for a change. A new one just poped up in kenwood 1100 Sir Frances drake blvd, right next to marin college. They are going to keep poping up everywhere if we don't exress where you want the collectives to go.
jsmith

United States

#25 May 12, 2010
Tree of Life is the best collective in Marin county. They have like 30 or more high quality herbs. Real quality no more of this marin county bull shit medicine. I am very happy with this collective. I consider my self a connoisseur & have been visiting all of the marin collectives every day: Marin Alliance in fairfax, Going Green in Corte Madera, Holistic solutions in corte madera, Caregiver compassion center in Sausolito, Marin Welness center in Kentfield and Tree of Life in San Rafael or Santa Venitia. Marin Welness was preety good but the Blueberry Kush and Island Sweet skunk at Tree of life blows their medicine out of the water. I could medicate with theese strains for the rest of my life.
NOYB

United States

#26 May 12, 2010
Santa Venetia Resident wrote:
Pretty much anyone can get a "doctors" reccomendation for any real or imagined reason.
The illegally operating Santa Venetia site hands out "Drs" business cards that advertise $80 fee. Venice Beach boardwalk outfits have barkers outside loudly offering the convenience of on-site Drs so you don't have to wait ($150 for that).
Operators are in it for one reason:$$. They could care less about anything else.
Lots of armed robberies associated with many clubs including one that closed in Sausalito.?
<quoted text> But at least you have to be eighteen and go through the trouble of obtaining a permit, thats alot more than you have to to obtain alcohol or nicotine products from a store. The herb has many medicinal purposes and Maybe u should try that instead of a hand full of pills ur doctor thinks might help. its the same dam thing; a doctor is recomending you try something that may help u deal with or releive symptoms, except its not morphine, oxycotin, vicodin or viagra. ITs a fucking herb that grows on a tree. Just collect the tax money and shut up
MS Sufferer

San Rafael, CA

#27 Jun 12, 2010
I have MS. One of MS's many symptoms is fatigue. Marijuana helps alleviate my fatigue. I know, for most people, it makes them drowsy. Not me. Maybe it's just another way my body doesn't work like everyone else's.

In any case, it has been such a relief to be able to feel at least a bit more "normal" or at least, tolerated, to go to a place with my valid prescription and get something that helps one of my symptoms.

I'm sorry so many people find marijuana distasteful. I hope that doesn't jeopardize people like me who just want to better our lives any way we can.

And for those who may have gotten their prescriptions just because they like to smoke pot, I don't care. If they enjoy it, so be it. I've seen a lot more damage done to personal lives from alcohol abuse and I have yet to meet one person with MS who says alcohol improves their condition.
Common Progressive

San Rafael, CA

#28 Jun 12, 2010
But I should make one thing perfectly clear, Marijuana is all natural, enhances sex drive, youthful appearance, cure whooping, crows feet, IBD, diarrea, jaundice, bad teeth, upset stomach, swine flu, rashes,peptic stomach, female troubles and improves ones outlook on life.

It DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER (when used properly). I will not stand for falsehoods spread over the herb that the Native Americans called,"sh@t".
MythBuster

Rohnert Park, CA

#29 Aug 30, 2011
Bottom line...only the fearful ignorant would allow their government any control over their bodies and Americans, not always able to see too far down the road, apparently, have done just that. The government can't even take care of its own actual constitutionally granted job properly. Why would you allow it to regulate what you can and can't put in YOUR BODY?

If kids want pot, guess what? If kids want alcohol....GUESS WHAT? One is legal and one is illegal and they can get both just as easily...don't you remember being a kid? The access argument is a non-issue and will decline over time. Spend more time with your kids...love them and teach them a better way to get high if you don't want them smoking weed or drinking beer...even still, they may want to experiment and what will you do then? Love them, guide them and teach them what you know and still they will form their own opinions and do exactly what they were placed in your care to do...then as you send them off, hopefully they will be an asset to this very confused world.

Pot is legal to the degree it is now and it will be even more legal legal as the truth is exposed. Why would you want to withhold a natural inexpensive non-patentable gift that benefits people as a proven cancer fighter, aids with other maladies and is an enjoyable treat you might like to relax with a glass of wine with once in awhile ? Pot is now and will for many generations be freely accessed, sold and traded fairly with or without supportive legislation. Pot will not go away, but this government and the special interests that dictate this absolutely stunted greedy fear based policy will eventually. Let's hope they leave a few plants standing along with maybe even some organic food (or as my grandma called it "FOOD!") that we can eat as we survive the foolish tendencies of the short sighted who continue to dictate what you can and can't do with your body. Freedom? Good try, but you are not free yet. Thoughts?

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