OAKLAND’S LOOPHOLE: Chronicle Calls For Legal Distribution
The San Francisco Chronicle says that while "Oakland's defiant use of a federal anti-drug loophole to legalize the distribution of marijuana was a clever bit of lawyering that will keep the Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative open for the time being," the state needs a long-term solution to the medical marijuana issue. The editorial states that "California needs clear and comprehensive legislation to properly control the distribution of medical pot similar to regulations controlling prescription drugs." The Chronicle concludes: "The [state] Legislature should design a system of legal medical marijuana distribution and leave it to local communities to decide if they want a hometown dispensary" (San Francisco Chronicle, 8/17).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.