Riverside Medical Marijuana Advocates Frustrated

August 07, 2006

CBS News, KCAL TV (Los Angeles)

A dozen medical-marijuana advocates abruptly ended a meeting with county planners Monday, saying their concerns were falling on deaf ears, it was reported Tuesday. The group, who ended talks Monday, objected to a land-use ordinance passed in July that prohibits cultivation of the controversial crop in unincorporated Riverside County areas, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

County Supervisor Roy Wilson told the Press-Enterprise he had hoped planners would work with medical-marijuana patients to form suitable guidelines before voting on the ordinance.

Opponents say that had their input been heeded, the ordinance wouldn't have been forwarded to the Board of Supervisors as is, the Press-Enterprise reports.

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to discuss the issue on Sept. 12

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