Saturday, July 21, 2007
Celebrating on ID cards
Here's a link to the Register's editorial written after the Orange County supervisors voted 4-1 to establish a medical marijuana ID card program in Orange County, generally viewed as one of the most conservative counties in the country. I think we tried to present the opposing argument -- that a decision should be postponed until after San Diego County's challenge to Prop. 215, California's Compassionate Use Act, runs its course -- fairly before rejecting it. The S.D. case has already been thrown out at the district court level (S.D. is appealing). And you know if there were a real chance of having the law invalidated due to federal "supremacy," they would have tried it immediately after Prop. 215 was passed. They had a fair amount of legal talent assembled to discuss what to do, and they decided not to file a court challenge. That should tell you something.