Medical pot dispensaries on Eureka chopping block
UPDATE: For more information see this report by Americans for Safe Access about Medical Cannabis Dispensing (pdf).
If current trends continue, the Eureka City Council will vote Tuesday to undo the work of the previous council and kill the possibility of a medical pot dispensary in the city limits.
Such a vote will have also wasted the time of the Medical Cannabis Selection Committee, which was underway before the current crop of obstructionists were voted into office.
The likely scenario will include a presentation by the three dispensary applicants chosen by the committee — Compassionate Care of Eureka, Humboldt Bay Wellness, and Natural Green Health Center — which will be followed by new council members wringing their hands and saying “gosh, this marijuana thing is so scary and bad and as a new councilmember I’m just so lost when it comes to California’s 14 year-old medical pot law because I don’t know how to learn stuff outside the catchy slogans provided to me by the very smart and wealthy people who put me in office so I think I’ll have to vote ‘no’ because the only way to help people in need of medicine chosen by themselves and their doctors is to build the Marina Center.”
In preparation for this possible outcome, medical marijuana advocates are asking supporters to call councilmembers (see below, and don’t bother to email — this crew is as ignorant about the computer thingy as they are about medical cannabis) and to attend Tuesday’s meeting at 6:00 at Eureka City Hall.
Marian Brady – 441-4169
Mike Newman – 441-4170
Melinda Ciarabellini – 441-4167
Lance Madsen – 441-4171