Four Orange County medical marijuana users who argue that bans on pot clinics in Costa Mesa and Lake Forest violate the Americans with Disabilities Act have appealed their case to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Matthew Pappas, a Mission Viejo attorney representing the users, said he believes the case has a chance of succeeding because of his interpretation of the equal protection clause in the 5th Amendment based on a 2009 congressional decision to lift a ban on medical marijuana in Washington, D.C.
Pappas also argues that the disabled have the right to use marijuana under the disabilities act with a doctor’s supervision.
Please . . . just legalize it. I hate seeing the amount of waste of state resources trying to enforce arcane laws against marijuana when there is no real threat posed to the public, except that threat that occurs - drug trafficking - because it is illegal.
The health issues are no worse than tobacco use - which is legal - or drinking - which is legal.
It is not a gateway drug. I graduated from high school in 1978. Back then, we smoked a lot of pot. A lot. And none of us wound up mainlining heroin.
Legalize it. Tax it, if you must. Let Proctor & Gamble establish quality grades so I don't wind up with bad shit. And this means that, just like salad greens, it will come packaged as ready-to-use, which is good because there is not enough room on an iPod to clean out the twigs and seeds.