Oregon: Marion County Eyes Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries


Clueless Commissioner Claims Medical Marijuana 'Bad For Your Health'

By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

The Marion County Board of Commissioners Oregon on Wednesday passed a resolution opposing the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, and opposing the legalization of marijuana. One clueless county commissioner claims it's because medical marijuana is bad for your health.

The resolution sets a direction for county policy, reports Michael Rose at the Statesman Journal, and could lead to a complete ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the county.

In fact, county employees have already busily started drafting an ordinance that would prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries in Marion County, according to Milne. Isn't it remarkable how much time these folks find to stymie the will of the voters?

"We believe there is a detrimental effect to the health, safety, and, quite frankly, the peace of our community," claimed Marion County Commissioner Patti Milne, who didn't really explain how she felt making medicine available to sick people would be bad for their health or for anyone else's peace.

Milne claimed Oregon's marijuana laws are in conflict with federal law. She claimed communities are "scrambling to figure out" ways to effectively regulate medical marijuana dispensaries.

The dispensary ban could be on the commission's agenda as early as February 19, according to Milne.

Photo of Commissioner Patti Milne: StatesmanJournal.com