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Sunday Free Radio Show Continues Local Debate on Marijuana Prohibition

Sunday April 17th from 11 AM to 1 PM, over half of Bathrobespierre's Broadsides (which runs from 9:30 AM to 1 PM) will be taken up with a discussion of the City's virtual ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, new directions in fighting marijuana prohibition, and access to marijuana for the poor.
Sunday April 17th from 11 AM to 1 PM, over half of Bathrobespierre's Broadsides (which runs from 9:30 AM to 1 PM) will be taken up with a discussion of the City's virtual ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, new directions in fighting marijuana prohibition, and access to marijuana for the poor.

Recent past shows discussing the same issue are archived at www.huffsantacruz.org .

Guests on the show will include Andrea Tishler of the Compassion Flower Inn, Mickey Norris, one of the writers of Oakland's successful Proposition Z, and (probably calling in) Jim Lohse of area420.com from San Jose to report on the 4-16 Town Hall meeting featuring Dr. Frank Lucido, Wayne Justmann, Jason Beck, Sid Crane, and Dennis Umphress.

The first hour of the show will be a broadcast of testimony before Santa Cruz City Council on 4-12 during Oral Communications around the closing of the Pacific Coast Cooperative and subsequent interviews with various patients and careproviders.

Valerie Corall of WAMM has been invited to come into the studio or call in.

For more recent info check out the discussion on santacruz indymedia at:

"Medical Marijuana Provider and In-Home Caregiver on Trial in Santa Cruz"

and

"City Bureaucrats Shut Down Only Medical Marijuana Club Under Rotkin's Law"
 
 


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Current ordinance is too prohibitive for a dispensary to open

Santa Cruz' medical marijuana ordinance regulates medical marijuana patients as though they were a bunch of alcoholics. The law was cut and pasted from the City's ordinance which regulates hard alcohol sales.

Even beer and wine licenses are less restrictive.

Valerie Corral and WAMM should support the Pacific Coast Cooperative to reopen on Pacific Ave. On a recent Free Radio Santa Cruz show with the V-man she advised medical marijuana patients in wheelchairs to get their medicine "in Aptos."

That's not good enough.

See a fuller account at the link below of why the current ordinance is too prohibitive by reading the full article "Designed out of existence: or why the Santa Cruz medical marijuana ordinance doesn't work" which I wrote last summer.


santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/9816/index.php
 

where to listen

you can listen to the show at 101.1fm and www.freakradio.org
 

Re: Sunday Free Radio Show Continues Local Debate on Marijuana Prohibition

"Medical marijuana" as a legal issue, is defective. To treat medical use as something special, reinforces the perceived illegitimacy of recreational use, and of cultivation or sale without specific purpose.

"Medical marijuana" should not be a legal or political issue at all. It is a medical issue, between doctor and patient and NO ONE ELSE!

The government, cops, politicians, and activists need to get out of medicine. It isn't their field.

Activists are pandering to the special interest group of those who use marijuana for medicinal purposes, at the expense of the rest of us. The government has made marijuana a crime for all, but these activists would make it a privilege for the few. Making it a privilege, further tramples on the RIGHTS of the rest of us.

And you aren't even succeeding. How many years has it been since the Compassionate Use Act was passed? A decade? And yet you're STILL fighting anyway, and losing?

All you've done is fracture and weaken the greater struggle for the restoration of individual freedom and the right to control what goes into our own minds and bodies. Divided, we fell. Good job.
 

Hot Show Archived on HUFF website

The show is archived at www.huffsantacruz.org . Click on "Bathrobespierre's Broadsides" and then download the April 17 show and fast forward about an hour and a half into the show. Most of the show is there, including dialogue with Jim Lohse, Theodora Kerry, Andrea Tishler, Mikki Norris, and others.

The discussion of the slaying of the Pacific Coast Cooperative will continue on Thursday at 6 PM on Bathrobespierre's Broadsides' evening show.
 

Rotkin's Remarks Now Archived

Rotkin answers (and ducks) a few questions on the closing of the Pacific Coast Cooperative in a long interview (mostly about UC Police Violence against Tent University Santa Cruz, the City's Sleeping Ban, and other topics). It's also on the HUFF website as described in the comment above and about an hour and a quarter into the show.

In the interview, Rotkin acknowledges having promised in November 2003 to reform his 2000 Medical Marijuana Law and says he's "considering".

Perhaps he'll consider a little harder if he gets a call at 420-5023. "Tax and regulate" might be a good idea for such clubs here in Santa Cruz.
 

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