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Going To Pot!

August 22, 2014

By Paul Homewood 





Now I know the world has gone crazy!

The Washington Times reports:


Medical marijuana smokers in San Diego say the city has forced their pot shops to locate in remote areas and that means the drives to and from will increase air pollution — and ultimately, harm their lungs.

The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients has filed a lawsuit, saying the city is violating the California Environmental Quality Act, United Press International reported.

The suit names as defendants the Coastal Commission and the city of San Diego and claims the zoning laws put in place for marijuana dispensaries means patients have to actually get in their cars to drive to the remote locations — and the additional drive times will only increase the city’s air pollution levels.

On top of that, some patients, perhaps those without cars, will now have to grow their own marijuana plants, an activity that further contributes to global warming, the suit says, UPI reported.

“The ordinance caps the total numbers of cooperatives at 36 and places a limit of four per Council District,” UMMP claims in the lawsuit. This “extremely restrictive approach” will require “thousands of patients to drive across the City of San Diego to obtain their medicine because cooperatives are only allowed in certain limited places in the city, which will create traffic and air pollution.”

The suit seeks to remove the zoning ordinance until the defendants can devise a new approach that meets the CEQA, UPI reported.

  1. August 22, 2014 10:34 am

    You weren’t sure before Paul?!

  2. Paul2 permalink
    August 22, 2014 1:38 pm

    So pollution from tailpipes bad – pollution from spliffs good?

  3. August 22, 2014 2:10 pm

    This was one of the first things I noted about legalized pot and “medical’ pot—environmentalists should be all over it because growing pot is resource intensive. So where were they? I guess the pot people outfoxed the enviros this time and hit them with a pre-emptive strike of “we’re driving too far for our pot and harming the environment”. Interesting turn-around. (Pollution is generally classified as who gets to blaming first and what is their agenda—not actual science or anything so mundane.)

  4. August 22, 2014 10:34 pm

    Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:
    California’s going even more potty.

  5. August 23, 2014 1:25 am

    The endocannabinoid system is very underutilized in medicine. Some of the best work is being done in Israel. Look up Raphael Mechoulam. Also Dr. Maria Sanchez of Madrid.

    And then there is this:

    The biochemist is Dennis Hill. He talks about apoptosis of cancer cells – and other things. Stage 4 cancer is metastasis – normally a death sentence.

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