Pubdate: Thu, 22 Jan 2015
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Denice Lessard


So now Measure A has passed. What does this mean for cannabis 
patients? The Board of Supervisors claim to support patient rights to 
access, but this is just not true. Collectives have been eliminated. 
There are no dispensaries in Butte County.

In some areas of the county, you cannot legally grow at all. Large 
numbers of residents live in apartments and trailer parks that do not 
permit cultivation. Landlords actively prohibit "420 growing." 
Neighbors must give approval. Most importantly, don't forget those 
who are unable to grow due to physical limitations.

There was no consideration of the canopy space necessary to farm a 
marijuana plant that is pest- and disease-free (mold, worms or 
disease result from inadequate space).

It is 81-plus miles, one way, to find a dispensary. Patients who have 
to use these dispensaries will be forced to travel several hours and 
pay for medicine that was provided free by their local cooperatives. 
The county failed to disclose it would spend millions of taxpayer 
dollars ensuring there is no legal access to medical marijuana for 
most patients in Butte County. Is that really what the voters want?

Denice Lessard

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