Medical Marijuana Dispensary Could Come to Oxnard

May 15, 2007

, KEYT TV (Santa Barbara)

The City of Oxnard is exploring the idea of opening a medical Marijuana Dispensary. Medical Marijuana may help suffering patients in Oxnard and Ventura County but opponents warn opening a medical marijuana dispensary could increase crime in the area.

Oxnard's City Council is weighing the pros and cons of an ordinance regulating dispensaries. A staff report suggests by allowing a dispensary the city would protect itself from lawsuits by those believing their rights were denied under the "Compassionate Use Act."

According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Dispensaries, there are 200 marijuana dispensaries operating in California.



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