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More Madness - Walnut Creek

Original post made by Reefer Madness, another community, on Feb 25, 2010

I'm still trying to figure out how a municipality gets authority from the federal government. I was not aware that cities had the financial responsibility of the enforcement of federal laws.

The dispensary is not allowed in Walnut Creek because marijuana is illegal under federal law, said Bryan Wenter, assistant city attorney.

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So why then do cities call facilities that serve medical marijuana patients a nuisance? It is interesting the use of the word nuisance.

an obnoxious or annoying person, thing, condition, practice, etc.: a monthly meeting that was more nuisance than pleasure.
Law. something offensive or annoying to individuals or to the community, esp. in violation of their legal rights.

The second definition would be most applicable in the case of municipal code. I would like to know how my nuisance behavior violates the rights of people who don't need medicinal cannabis?
Does it offend them that my rights violate federal laws? Or are they just perhaps annoyed that I have the right?

The only thing I find offensive lately is the power abused by those who keep political score boards. How does one score politically leaving something for someone else to deal with? When can we start blaming these people for doing more to support the local black market, then trying to help people who mostly just suffer silently?

A word to the wise for you public serpents out there. You only pick on the weak until they can no longer be silenced. Good luck with that!

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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Feb 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm

jimf01 is a registered user.

I'm a joker, I'm a smoker, I'm a miiidniiight toker

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Posted by Wayne
a resident of Dublin
on Feb 26, 2010 at 8:50 am

The conservatives are coming the conservatives are coming.

By Bernd Debusmann

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Here's a stern warning to the U.S. states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. A United Nations body is displeased with your liberal medical marijuana laws. Very displeased.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm

if you wanna smoke then smoke...don't tell me about it because i don't wanna know...if you do tell me and give me the details, i'll report you...problem solved!

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Posted by Reefer Madness
a resident of another community
on Feb 26, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Uniquely American to re-brand a failed policy like "don't ask don't tell".

You would actually file a false police report on someone you knew to be a medical marijuana patient.

Your problems would likely be starting not solved.
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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Tell everybody who you are, where you live and when you get high and I'll call the cops...try me! Ping!

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Posted by Reefer Madness
a resident of Dublin
on Mar 1, 2010 at 9:16 am

I talked to the police the last time a neighbor called them to report stinky plants wafting over their fence. Police saw the plant, told my neighbor I wasn't violating any laws. They didn't even verify my patient status. Pretending you understand something isn't the best way to argue your point.

BTW It was the Pleasanton Police.

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on Apr 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm

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