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Sac County Goes Forward With Plan to legalize Dispensary

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thomas Zip was one of about four dozen at today's meeting to urge the board to support legalizing dispensaries.
ZIP: "Many people would consider me a malingerer.  That's not the case.  Marijuana has really helped me and has helped me in more than one case.  It helps me sleep.  It also...uh…my doctor wanted to put me on Prozac.  No.  Marijuana improves your mood and disposition.  You don't need those kinds of drugs"
Opposing the dispensaries was Ilisbeth (Elizabeth) Gray.  She says she supported the original Medical marijuana law, but that people are taking advantage of the law.
GRAY:"We did not vote for a wild west saloon on every corner, or an environment to allow cannabis clubs to spring up every quarter mile, operated by folks who rushed out and applied for non-profit designation inorder to be grandfathered in once the county caught up with them."
Officials estimate there are more than fifty dispensaries operating illegally in Sacramento County.  They will continue to be subject to fines and legal action up until the time the board re-writes the county ordinance.
Supervisors Roberta McGlashan and Jimmy Yee voted against moving forward to legalize dispensaries.
Yee held up a 'Sacramento News and Review" and the medical marijuana law has become "a party."
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