Pubdate: Fri, 16 Apr 2010
Source: Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, CA)
Copyright: 2010 Appeal-Democrat
Author: Rich Gabel


According to an Appeal-Democrat article, Sutter County Sheriff Paul 
Parker endorsed the medical marijuana ID program as a way to separate 
medicinal from criminal elements and thus reduce the workload for law 
enforcement, clearly a benefit to the county.

Additionally, the county would receive net revenue of $64 per card 
issued. I seriously doubt the administrative costs of running the 
program would exceed that number. What I don't understand is the 
benefit to a "card holder?" Medicinal users have already received a 
prescription and paid a doctor for it. They are compliant with the 
law. Why would a medicinal user want to pay a fee and go through the 
red tape of getting a county-issued card?

Seems to me Sutter County just shot itself in the foot by deciding 
not to participate in the pot card program. What is it I'm not getting here?

Rich Gabel

Yuba City
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