I have always stated, I would like to see CAMS move. In my numerous conversations with Town staff on this issue, the staff never informed me that they had a meeting with CAMS informing CAMS that they could not move.
One staff member told me that they “forgot” about the meeting and that they did not know as of December 1, 2009 that a moratorium meant that CAMS could not move.
I have since found out that we may be able to explore a way to allow CAMS to move without lifting the moratorium. In my opinion, they need to move so as not to continue to be an irritant at their present location.
I have sought the truth concerning information that was not presented to the Council. I did apologize to Mr. Ross because my sharp comments directed specifically toward Mr. Ross were based on misinformation and information not presented to the Council.
At the next Council meeting on December 15, 2009 I did apologize to Mr. Ross publicly and attempted to put the issue back on the agenda based on information not presented to the Council. I did not get enough support.
The State of California has passed Proposition 215, the “Compassionate Use Act”
The Compassionate Use Act is a voter initiative, passed in 1996, that made California the first state to legalize marijuana for medical use.
The text of the Prop 215 initiative follows:
Section 1. Section 11362.5 is added to the California Health and Safety Code, to read:
11362.5. (a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.
(b) (1) The people of the State of California hereby find and declare that the purposes of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 are as follows:
(A) To ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where that medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the persons health would benefit from the use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.
(B) To ensure that patients and their primary caregivers who obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes upon the recommendation of a physician are not subject to criminal prosecution or sanction.
(C) To encourage the federal and state governments to implement a plan for the safe and affordable distribution of marijuana to all patients in medical need of marijuana.
The California Senate passed Bill 420.
This bill was passed in 2004 with the following purpose: “(1) Clarify the scope of the application of the act and facilitate the prompt identification of qualified patients and their designated primary caregivers in order to avoid unnecessary arrest and prosecution of these individuals and provide needed guidance to law enforcement officers. (2) Promote uniform and consistent application of the act among the counties within the state. (3) Enhance the access of patients and caregivers to medical marijuana through collective, cooperative cultivation projects.”
The above is California State Law and I accept the findings as presented.