Pubdate: Thu, 12 Feb 2015
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Anne Murphy


The passage of Measure A in Butte County this past November may seem 
to have silenced the cannabis proponents, but just the opposite is 
true. A newly formed group, Liberty Rising, has backed a lawsuit 
brought by medical cannabis patients whose rights to their legally 
prescribed cannabis are being sorely trampled upon by the 
implementation of Measure A. We are not sitting idle. We will rise 
up, speak up and stand up until we have fair measures in place that 
work for all Butte County citizens.

As the members of the Butte County Board of Supervisors were working 
diligently to make their measure as restrictive on growers as 
possible, they were also trampling on the rights of patients to 
obtain their medicine as easily as other patients go to Walmart and 
pick up theirs.

Our dispensary was closed down. Our ability to have collectives grow 
for those who live in apartments and small parcels has been all but eliminated.

The Butte County Board of Supervisors passed a half-million-dollar 
appropriation for the Sheriff's Office to harass and illegally enter 
properties with the intent of eradicating cannabis gardens. I just 
bet that there are many, many more pressing issues that need the funds.

Anne Murphy

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