Jack of Hearts | Mar 18, 2011
This is a sad turn of events for Scotts Valley residents. The only thing this ban will accomplish is to make patients have to drive a little further to get their medicinal medicatons. There will always be supply and demand so there will be someone selling cannabis in Scotts Valley whether it's legal or not. The city might as well be like others in California and learn to accept this is what a large majority of people DO want in their community. By trying to ban the dispensaries in Scotts Valley they are simply sending more revenue to Santa Cruz and other nearby cities. As for the unfounded worries of increased crime due to the dispensaries I would ask the city council to show documented proof of crime escalating in these circumstances. If there is no proof then they have no argument. Period.
Marijuanamama | Mar 18, 2011
It breaks my heart that really uninformed individuals are continuing to try and keep suffering people away from the medicine they need. These are not bad people, just people in need, yet the world seems to focus on the fact that their medicine happens to be Marijuana. Well did you know your neighbor is probably on methadone, one of the many oxy drugs or something of the street illegal variety. Statistical odds say they are on something. Yet no one sees it as bad, because it is not marijuana. When will the world, the politicians and the general public realize that this is something that grows naturally. They always say that the crime rate goes up, when in reality crime goes up for many reasons. One of the main reasons is the economy but it has to be blamed on something so MMJ gets the finger pointed their direction. Education world that's what we need. Learn the truth.
smokestack | Mar 19, 2011
What don't people understand about compassion. This does not serve the voter approved agenda whatsoever.These politicians need to listen to their community and act accordingly instead of being self-serving bureaucrats.
sbsdewb | Mar 19, 2011
Come on dudes what are the people gonna do if you ban there spots? Some of us gotta have our meds or life is not good at all. Ask anybody who knows me I'm not easy to be around without proper pain management.
gbennett1 | Mar 19, 2011
I would b pissed if i had to travel that far. They should protest it or something. rally some people up.
SkillitHits247 | Mar 19, 2011
This is absolutely ridiculous, just another way to control the citizen people; the only spark in crime that we are seeing is that MMJ is still illegal for the Drug Cartel to profit and the rest of the Illegal-Underground Drug-Runners to profit (which in one way or another makes its way back to the Government through: drug-bust, criminalizing for the Taxpayers to pay, or through payoff; we don't know, it's all behind the scenes)
Guest | Mar 19, 2011
In my humble opinion, this is outrageous. Patients who are in desperate need of easily accessible medication may now be denied that due to the usual ignorance displayed by our city officials. I'm glad I live in San Jose, although our city doesn't have the most ideal MMJ system.
CannaConnoisseur | Mar 19, 2011
Sorry the above comment was me, I realized I wasn't signed in.
Chief | Mar 20, 2011
Why take them back? They're already there. I wonder what the resident did or said to cause all this ruckus. The patients of scotts valley really need to rally together and let their voices be heard, since they are considering public opinion in making their decision.