Is there compassion in Sacramento County?

Published: Sunday, May. 4, 2014 - 4:05 pm
Last Modified: Monday, May. 5, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Re "Sacramento County bans outdoor marijuana crops" (Capitol & California, April 23): It seems as if the new catchphrase for prohibitionists is "I am for the compassionate use of marijuana, but I am against selling it in my county, growing it outdoors or growing it indoors in my county."

Sacramento County has a ban on marijuana dispensaries, no buying allowed. District 4 Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan, with the full support of Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, proposed a ban on outdoor and indoor growing of marijuana. Many cancer patients use marijuana for the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

Both MacGlashan and Jones say they are not against the use of marijuana for the sick. If they do not agree with California State law, they should come out and say it. We need politicians to be forthright and tell us where they stand. Dancing around the subject should not be tolerated.

-- Mark Brouillet, Carmichael

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