Shawn Nelson Supports the Medical Doobage

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On Tuesday, four OC Supervisors voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated County areas.  Only one voted in support – and that someone was Fullerton’s Shawn Nelson, who emphasized that medical MJ was the will of the people and also explained to me that it would encourage a black market for medically helpful marijuana. As Supervisor Nelson pointed out, government spends way too much time trying to figure out how to thwart what people want instead of facilitating it. According to Nelson, the main issue is “zoning.” Medical marijuana is legal in California and the County of Orange should not use proscriptive use zoning within the County’s jurisdiction that would ban any dispensaries from distributing medical marijuana, or prohibit activity that is already illegal.

The proposed ordinance lumped “sales” and “dispensing” into the same category of banned activity. And therein lies the problem.

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