Sunday, January 15, 2012

Trutanich's 'Jackboot' ban on Medical Marijuana is a 'Goose Step' in the wrong direction

An op-ed article published today at the Los Angeles Dragnet mocked Carmen the Clown Trutanich for calling his proposal to ban all medical marijuana dispensaries a 'Gentle Ban.' In reality it's a 'Jackbooted goose step in the wrong direction,' opines the Dragnet's blogger, 'Joe Friday,' believed to be a former top executive in the Trutanich regime.

If adopted, the Trutanich ban would take Los Angeles back to the law that prevailed in 1996 under Prop 215 which allowed patients to grown their own medical marijuana.

Although Prop 215 was a step in the right direction, the reality was that AIDS sufferers and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy were simply too unwell to "grow their own." The unworkability of the restrictive 1996 law resulted in SB420, the Medical Marijuana Program Act which paved the way for dispensaries where patients could obtain the only relief from the awful side effects of traditional medication.

Friday may have an axe to grind when it comes to Trutanich generally, but there is support for the view that this latest proposal is indeed, a Jackbooted goose step in the wrong direction.

The Los Angles Dragnet op-ed can be read by clicking here.

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