Placer County seeks input on medical marijuana regulation

“Town hall attendees will have the opportunity to offer suggestions on the proposed regulation and ask questions of staff about the county’s approach to regulation overall,” according to Placer County’s weekly newsletter. “Community and municipal advisory council votes don’t determine county policy but will help staff refine the regulation and provide guidance to the county supervisors, so they can better understand their communities’ wishes when they vote on it in the coming months.

“The county’s municipal advisory councils for Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Sheridan, North Auburn, Weimar/Applegate/Colfax and Newcastle/Ophir have all voted to support the county’s direction.

“Meeting details:

“”North Auburn
March 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Placer County Board of Supervisors Chambers
175 Fulweiler Avenue

March 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Rocklin Event Center
2650 Sunset Boulevard

“The county has identified a series of broad goals for staff to consider as it moves forward with developing the framework. Those goals include:

“Promoting public health and safety, and protecting quality of life for all residents;

“Reducing the size of the illicit market for cultivation and retail sale;

“Preventing non-medical access and use by youth;

“Reducing environmental harm to water, habitat and wildlife;

“Providing clear criteria for responsible businesses and patients who wish to operate within the law;

“Developing a fair system of regulation and taxation that supports public purposes;

“Providing flexibility and authority for modification or adoption of additional measures into the regulatory process to ensure effective implementation.

“For more information, the county has also created a special website for this issue:”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

2 thoughts on “Placer County seeks input on medical marijuana regulation”

  1. A more sensible attitude then our Nevada County BOS – Kudos to Supervisor Anderson for trying.
    Defeat the Measure in June !

  2. I can’t say I’m up to date on the doings of those in charge in Placer Co., but what I just read in Jeff’s post again seemed to reek of the same disbelieving and antagonistic at it’s core, attitude hostilely displayed by Nixon when he ignored the recommendations of his fact-finding panel to not schedule pot along with heroin. Nixon had his own, mean and vengeful attitude, and made pot equal to heroin, hoping the Narcs would bag those troublesome, long haired hippy sob’s. And I firmly believe that if you have done pot for a period of time, then one can’t [possibly know much about it. I never did heroin, but we had plenty of hard core addicts in NY, and when they were high, it was obvious, particularly if one was a friend.

    I smoked pot since 1969, starting in Vietnam and continuing again a couple months after returning from there. And I believe it definitely helped me survive my first cancer, the symptoms of which began the very first week I was back in NY. The pain, night sweats, chills etc. became so bad I finally went to a doctor who immediately admitted me on welfare, in Greenwich Hospital, in Ct. After a while they told me I had to leave, they couldn’t pay for me anymore. I went to the VA, but they said I didn’t rate VA medical care because I didn’t know what was wrong with me. In a week or two, Greenwich hospital readmitted me because I just was getting sicker. My doctor knew a doctor at the West Haven VA Med. Center, called him and they made arrangements to go around the red tape and admitted me immediately, then operated within two days. My prognosis was a simple, “I’m sorry.” They gave me a couple months to live; everybody with Hodgkin’s Disease, stage IVB died in those days and my cancer had spread into by lumbar vertebrae, pelvis and femur, along with my lymph glands and spleen, which was removed. Soon I was smoking plenty of pot and if nothing else, it help keep my mental outlook positive and I returned to college while still being treated. When I didn’t die as predicted, a nurse would take me around the hospital to others with bad cancer, hoping they would be encouraged. I no longer smoke anything as most of my lungs are gone and I’m on oxygen and need a cane for the damage the first cancer did to my leg and spine. There’s much more, and pot always helped me mentally. Now, with my fourth cancer, a rare leukemia, I keep getting pneumonia which started in GV. The ambulance took me to the hospital ER several times, but they always sent me home. Then, after passing out, hitting my head on a counter, and going in and out of consciousness with blood dripping from my forehead, I was finally able to pull myself up after seven hours. A week latter the same happened in the night and I was trapped for about 13 hours, at which time I pulled my body to get on my knees, used my cane as a crutch, and made it to bed and called 9ll. The ER sent me home again, but finally after a couple of weeks I was again ambulanced to the ER and still, they were refusing to admit me. So my healthcare asst. called my sister in MA and she got on the phone with the doc and I was admitted, in critical condition. I think I had pneumonia for months, which I believe must have impacted my lungs. I had to get away from that hospital, so I moved. Otherwise, I’d be growing where I lived, hoping the plants would live, which has never happened for me.

    I ran on there a bit, but through my four serious cancers, full body radiation, nitrogen mustard, Rituximab which almost killed me during cancer #3, B-Cell lymphoma, as Rituximab reactivated a chronic illness I had and I was put on rescue therapy, which worked, obviously.

    Some might say the pot was the cause of all my cancers but if anyone wants to get the best feel for cancer’s workings–unless you’ve survived a late stage cancer or had a friend in treatment, a book, The Emperor of all Maladies, a biography of cancer by Siddhartha …………, forgot his last name. I may be biased because early in this long book he talks about Dr. Farber and his work and discovery and new treatment for late Hodgkin’s in 1968, which showed [promise. I soon was receiving that treatment, and did survive. I just added smoking some pot when I could, countering the effects of Nitrogen Mustard, pretty much the same as the mustard gas used in WWI.

    Just making the point– and rambling a bit, I suppose, that the people who really know about these substances, aren’t making the decisions, (for the most part.) And I still get my local news from this blog, as I refuse to pay one dollar for the ten page Auburn paper.

    I won’t participate in these meetings but hope some people who really know what pot is, have influence in any adopted policies.

    Ed P

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