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."