Saturday, August 15, 2009


By: Donna Lambert
August 14, 2009 the San Diego Zoning Commission passed an ordinance recommended by the County Board, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and former Sheriff Bill Kolender.
"An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance to Prohibit Non-Medical Marijuana Dispensaries; POD 09-007; Countywide (Farace)
On June 23, 2009 (20), the Board of Supervisors directed the Chief Administrative Officer to amend the Zoning Ordinance to prohibit illegal medical marijuana dispensaries from operating within the unincorporated area of the County. At this time, the County Zoning Ordinance does not specifically address these businesses. The proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment would prohibit the establishment and operation of non-medical marijuana dispensaries within the unincorporated County."

The zoning commission stated that they could not think of another single incidence where they had a zoning ordinance prohibiting something that was already Illegal. This is a first for the San Diego zoning commission. And then they passed it!

The answer to the obvious question of WHY? lies with San Diego's long standing war on the state medical marijuana laws. The county attorney stated that the district attorney felt that this was one more "tool" that she could use...

This County Board and the District Attorneys office have steadfastly refused to acknowledge what IS legal. They arrest and prosecute indiscriminately anybody and everybody in the medical community who is unfortunate enough to cross their path.

Please call the District Attorneys office and leave a message for Bonnie Dumanis that the time has come for her to work in a postive way, with the medical marijuana community.. District attorney phone number is 619-531-4040.

The law states that we have rights to collectively associate and be exempt from all sales and sales related prosecutions. The AG guidelines set up models for collective distribution storefronts. Let your voice be heard!

Make a phone call today, this week. Put your rights high on your priority list. Tell them that you are registered to vote and you will vote them OUT of office if they do not start respecting our rights!

Donna Lambert

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