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San Diego Democrats Endorse IB Medical Marijuana Initiative

Known as Prop S, the Safe Access Ordinance of Imperial Beach was approved by the political party Tuesday.

The Central Committee of the San Diego Democratic Party endorsed the Safe Access Ordinance at a meeting Tuesday evening.

"Support of medical marijuana is consistent with the Democratic party's position in the past," said Central Committee Chair Jess Durfee.

Democrats also endorsed medical marijuana ballot initiatvies in Del Mar, Solana Beach and Lemon Grove.

The Republican Party of San Diego County have not yet considered the issue, but may endorse or oppose initiatives at a Sept. 10 meeting, said chairman Tony Krvaric.

"We'll see," Krvaric said. "Once in a while we agree on some things."

Members of the Imperial Beach City Council have repeatedly expressed opposition to the Safe Access Ordinance.

Shortly after city council on the Nov. 6 ballot, a competing ballot initiative was unanimously approved, citing issues with the ordinance that would regulate medical marijuana.

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According to city staff estimates, more than 20 medical marijuana dispensaries could be established in commercial zones on Palm Avenue, Seacoast Drive and Imperial Beach Boulevard if voters approve the ordinance.

A majority of Imperial Beach voters approved Prop 19 to legalize marijuana in California in 2010 and Prop 215 to legalize medical marijuna in 1996.

Marcus Boyd August 27, 2012 at 03:50 AM
WoW, really?!?! Okay, okay, I apologize, I take back the 'Neener Neener Neener' part.
Jon Hall August 27, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Apology accepted --- now don't forget our meeting ... You see, as a visitor you probably aren't aware that here in IB we love to discuss things face to face --- and there is no place better than the beach to do that --- sit back, enjoy your favorite frosty beverage (or smoke if you prefer), and discuss life while enjoying some of the things that make IB the unique place it is --- the gentle waves --- the local surfers --- our children and grandchildren romping in a peaceful safe place --- all free from gangs, druggies, and bums so prevalent elsewhere See ya Tuesday Marcus ... BTW: If you can't make it Tuesday name a time more convenient and I'll swing on down --- I am really looking forward to meeting you ...
2crudedudes August 27, 2012 at 02:55 PM
What about all the liquor stores in IB? Are you against those as well or are you just a narrow-minded idiot?
2crudedudes August 27, 2012 at 03:00 PM
@Jon Hall, Marijuana is still being sold in IB. The fact that dispensaries are not legal doesn't change that. So now, do you want it to be more controlled, or do you want it to stay in the black market?
2crudedudes August 27, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Do you have evidence for your claims or are you just making stuff up as you go?

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