In light of the recent federal crackdown on medical cannabis dispensaries in California, the San Francisco City Operations Committee considered an emergency resolution at 10:30 Monday morning.
Drafted by the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Taskforce, the resolution was sponsored by Supervisor David Campos and co-sponsored by a number of San Francisco’s elected officials, including Board of Supervisors President David Chiu.
Chiu issued a statement expressing his disappointment with Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision:
“Medical marijuana dispensaries are providing safe access to treatment options that many Californians depend on to live a comfortable, pain-free life. With its recently announced ‘crack down’ on these dispensaries, the federal government has proposed a solution in search of a problem, while California law supports allowing these distribution centers to give patients the medicine they need. I am very disappointed in Attorney General Holder’s decision and hope that the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Francisco focuses on more important issues than restricting access to legal medical treatment.”