Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Medical marijuana deterred by irrational ignorance
Here is the Register's editorial on the decision by the Garden Grove city council to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the city -- a decision whose very constitutionality I doubt. But the editorial (which I didn't write this time) stresses the high degree of irrationality by those who oppose dispensaries. Of course there's the usual "report" by the police about increased crime near dispensaries, backed by not statistical information of course. The continued resistance by public officials to a law passed by the people 12 years ago -- which would no doubt get a bigger majority if put on the ballot today puts to the lie the claim of these petty local dictators to any semblance of representing the sacred people.