Irrigating Native Plants and Landscapes -- 07/16/13 at Casa del Prado

The 'Natives For Novices' seminar is from 6:30 - 7:00. The CNPS monthly chapter meeting follows, from 7pm to 8:30pm. Check the website for an amazing wealth of info on CA Native plants, and for links to other CA Native resources (nurseries, designers, installers, etc).
— June 13, 2013 8:17 p.m.

City Council Will Not Compromise on Cannabis Dispensaries

WE in the Medical Marijuana community have obviously done a poor job of communicating with our elected officials. On our Council, Emerald stated "the Ordinance includes Commercial parcels in every District", when in fact, there are NO commercial parcels in the City that are zoned to allow Dispensaries. She mis-understood the Ordinance, what it contained, what effects it will have. Then voted for it. DeMaio stated that Prop 215 "Applies only to seriously sick and terminal patients". This is SO fundamentally incorrect. For FIFTEEN years, this plain, clear language (text of the actual law) has stated: (A) To ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where that medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the person's health would benefit from the use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or ANY OTHER ILLNESS for which marijuana provides relief. (that's the law, folks) That final line is pretty clear. If I have insomnia, and Medical Marijuana works for that, then it's legal for me to use it. Councilman DeMaio should do better than promote legislation that discriminates against a specific segment of our community, where their behavior is completely legal. The Council needs to: 1/ Add a minimum one year grace period to allow Dispensaries to come in line with Zoning. Otherwise, ALL Dispensaries are, by existance, illegal. THAT is unacceptable, as it is a defacto BAN. 2/ Add all Commercial zones to the areas which allow Dispensaries. 3/ Remove discriminatory 'sensitivity zones', which prevent the location of Dispensaries in the very areas the patients live. 4/ Allow Dispensaries to apply for a permit using 'process one' - the same process used for a medical office or Pharmacy. Finally, the lawful expression of Civil Disobedience at last week's Council meeting was inspiring, it was NOT an embarassment. The vote approving the Ordinance was not prevented, but a message was sent: Our struggle for safe access to reliable sources of medical marijuana medicine continues, and we are not backing down.
— April 14, 2011 12:58 p.m.

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