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Perry looks to create city medical marijuana law

April 1, 2014 • Local News

City Council will consider a new ordinance that would place heavy restrictions on the distribution of medical marijuana within city borders.

The new law would essentially ban state-licensed medical marijuana distributors from locating in city limits and selling to patients.

City Councilor Jason Perry proposed the set of rules Tuesday to the Planning and Zoning Committee.

The new ordinance would require medical marijuana to only be sold by a licensed pharmacist. And, each prescribed dose would need a state-issued controlled substance number and federally issued Drug Enforcement Administration number.

These do not yet exist for the drug.

“Until the DEA can find a way to safely administer medical cannabis, I don’t want to get into the gambling game with the devil,” Perry said.

“Right now, the DEA does not prescribe for Schedule 1 (controlled substances). The day will come,” he said.

Cities cannot be less restrictive with state issues or state laws.

“In this particular situation, we can’t be less restrictive, but we can be more restrictive,” Perry said. “We are going to be requiring it to be a licensed pharmacy. My reason for that … it is a prescription.”

Perry’s main reason for proposing the city law was the inconsistency of tetrahydrocannabinol Login to read more

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2 Responses to Perry looks to create city medical marijuana law

  1. murphy says:

    Obviously Mr. Perry has little to do, someone find him a job. You are absolutely wrong when you talk about all the drugs for pain. You don’t mention serious side affects or ADDICTION of most opiate pain killers. The people that get relief from marijuana and have a prescription card should not have to travel hundreds of miles to get it. and should not be made to feel like criminals. Like aegarcia2 said, focus on the gangs and drug dealers of meth, heroin, coke…..and leave the medical marijuana alone. Good grief.

  2. argonzales77 says:

    My dad and brother use medical and my dads insurance pays for it. A sheriff delivers it to him with proper ID. When have you heard of anyone overdosing or committing violence. Marijuana is not a bad drug nor is it a gateway drug. If you want to make a change for our community then look at alcohol, ice, meth, cocaine. Those are way worse than weed. My brother is on medical due to an alcoholic hitting him. He was diagnosed as PTSD. He was seriously hurt along with several friends. The person who hit him was 19 yrs old and it wasn’t her first DWI nor her last. The day she hit my brother she was to have turned herself in for 3 days but decided she wanted to have one last fun weekend .. And what did she get a slap on the hand with probation. She was also going thru 3 different court cases related to alcohol and accidents at time of this accident. This is something you need to address not medical that actually help people. There are all kinds of strains that help with different symptoms. so Yes they will each have a different amount of THC. Some will help with appetite, others with nausea, some for pain. Lists goes on and on. if it wasn’t for medical I do not believe my dad will be here today. He has Leukemia and Dr’s keep givinf him months to live and he is still here 3 yrs later thanks to medical. it helps with the pain and gives him an appetite so he don’t starve. Yes he does take all the prescribed meds. Morphine, ocycodone etc. he takes over 40 pills a day but the medical is what is really helping him no side effects. So Mr Perry You need to do more research and not with Law enforcement, with the people who suffer everyday and need medical to help survive. Even the DEA has backed away from prosecuting weed in very small quantities. I understand if thy are distributing it and have pounds then yes prosecute not ban. My brother has to travel to get his. My dad gets his delivered by Sheriff Deputies. I believe this is a good way tom regulate. God forbid nothing happens to a member of your family who would benefit from it.

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