Pubdate: Tue, 23 Aug 2011
Source: Bakersfield Californian, The (CA)
Copyright: 2011 The Bakersfield Californian
Author: Jon Rodgers


Let me get this straight: We're going to ban medical marijuana 
dispensaries so that criminals are not making money off them. So, 
according to Kern County supervisors, the criminals are going to just 
go away when the new ordinance takes effect?

I'll put it this way: No person who uses marijuana illegally is 
worried that they're going to run out of supply. It's the ones who 
use it legally because of real medical conditions who will end up 
having to buy it on the streets, thereby making criminals of themselves.

The Board of Supervisors has shown no compassion to the people who 
need this stuff just to give the appearance that it's tough on drugs. 
But here's the rub: The supervisors don't care about the pot. They 
care about appearance. They want to get re-elected by the 
ultra-conservatives in this town. Being a conservative/libertarian 
myself, I have to ask: What happened to the government staying out of 
our lives?

Jon Rodgers

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