Concord brings medical marijuana shop to Contra Costa Superior Court

September 23, 2010 21:33 pm · 65 comments

The City of Concord has now officially brought Herbal Essence to court.

An injunction was filed today by the City of Concord, who looks to close the illegal medical marijuana shop on Clayton Road. They’re also threatening to fine the owners $1,000 a day.

Concord claims the shop, which is located on Clayton Road, near K-Mart, lied about the nature of their business on their business license application, saying they were “holistic healing services”.

Medical marijuana shops have been banned in Concord since 2005, and the shop has been in business since July of this year.

To read the letter the city sent to Herbal Essence back in August of this year, click HERE.

1 patient September 23, 2010 at 9:40 PM

please don’ close the medical marijuana place I can’t afford to drive futher then concord. thank you. Me

2 spddrcr September 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM

we all know how this will go:[

3 Econ September 23, 2010 at 9:51 PM

I wonder if the fact that it’s been open for a month or so now and crime isn’t skyrocketing around it is gonna make a difference in court. Didnt Concord try and say one of there main reasons for not wanting the business is because crime would be prevalent around the business? Wrong

4 City Girl September 23, 2010 at 9:57 PM

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? That pot farm is still open??? Who the heck do these potheads think they are? I say fine ‘em more than $1,000/day! AND CPD ought to arrest those who are buying these drugs!

5 City Girl September 23, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Econ – Are you kidding me? You claim “crime isn’t skyrocketing around it.” Crime is skyrocketing “in” it!

6 anonamom September 23, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Concord gave them 10 days, it’s now 30 days and La Badie is still just “threatening”? What was the intent of the original letter if Concord wasn’t going to stick to it?

Also, like Pop’s Bingo World, this was another SNAFU of issuing an Administrative Permit in error. Has anybody been fired for either error, both of which are certain to cost the City a bundle.

7 Al Capone September 23, 2010 at 10:41 PM

If the City of Concord can’t get them for fraudulently obtaining a business license you can have the FBI and IRS get them for tax evasion. That’s how they got me!

8 Anderson September 23, 2010 at 10:47 PM

This should be thrown out. Concord should not have the right to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within the city limits; they are legal in the state of California, so they should be legal here. Period.

9 wow September 23, 2010 at 10:54 PM

don’t close this place they have done nothing but help patients get medicine without driving all the way to berkeley, oakland, ect…

10 wow September 23, 2010 at 11:08 PM

@city girl

it’s pretty sad that uneducated fools still call people “potheads”. It is a LEGAL PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE. just like any other…no one discriminates against people who use xanax and all those LEGAL PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES…grow up.

11 Uneducated Pothead September 23, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Where do you think “dispensaries” and “holistic stores” get their weed?
Cash transactions from dealers. Dealers get their weed from drug cartels.

If weed were a LEGAL PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE I could walk into a CVS, Walgreens or Target, etc and purchase my weed and my health insurance would pay for it.

Go ahead keep dreaming your dream.

Unless you grow your own weed and consume it, it is still deemed illegal drug sales and distribution by the feds.

Marijuanna is still a schedule I drug

12 anonamom September 23, 2010 at 11:48 PM

It is NOT legal to sell it in Concord. If you’re “well enough” to go out and get it yourself, you’re not “sick enough” to actually need it, you are just a Pothead.

13 FREE CANNABIS September 24, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Cannibis is a legal perscription medication so its not a “pot farm” and theres nothing wrong with Cannibis, its nontoxic does not kill brain cells and actualy creates brain cells and KILLS CANCER CELLS so dont call Cannibis a drug its not is an herb people have been using it for over 5000 years and it has never killed anyone, it impossible to overdose on it and can make over 5500 products from its leafs (not the flower which you smoke to feel the effect) such as fule,cloth,oils ect. Cannibis is not harmful people die everyday from tabacco and alcohol and hard drugs like crack, herion, LSD, PCP, ketamine ect. LEGALISE CANNIBIS NOW

14 Anon E. Mouse September 24, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Wow: sounds like city girl needs some of that xanax. or maybe a hit of “medicine”, jus’ sayin!
The city is all bark and no bite.. they’ve proven it countless times.

15 Econ September 24, 2010 at 1:00 AM

City girl: do you hate marijuana solely because it’s illegal? If society said/decided music was illegal would you automatically hate it too? Open your mind and get a real opinion on the matter.

Where do you get ur info when you say “crime is skyrocketing inside?”

It’s a legit business, the only reason it’s a problem is cuz ppl like you make it a problem. Otherwise not one of us would probably even know it was operating at all.

I hate ignorance I really do

16 Not Anon September 24, 2010 at 1:04 AM

“It is a LEGAL PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE. just like any other…” If it is just like any other “LEGAL PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE” then it should be sold at any normal Pharmacy that sells real prescription drugs. We should not need shady shops that have to lie to get a business license. The city of Concord is doing the right thing here.

17 wow September 24, 2010 at 1:47 AM

uhh drug cartels? im positive no marijuana comes from a drug cartel. everything the dispensaries obtain is grown right here in california…locally.

18 Hand Out September 24, 2010 at 3:45 AM

Sounds like the city is just sabre rattling becausee they want a bigger cut of the business. Where is my suitcase of money?

19 boss September 24, 2010 at 5:38 AM

city girl…….u sound sooo ignorant

20 Menudo September 24, 2010 at 6:57 AM

This thread will start to get boring today at Noon when Mickey Martin wakes up.

21 David Molstad September 24, 2010 at 7:48 AM

I believe cannabis should be legal and I think the prescription method in place now is pretty phony and not effective. Anyone with a few extra $$ can get a prescription and then make a purchase.

Cannabis should be distributed like liquor but not sold in liquor stores. The distribution is a bit more complex than booze. Because it can be used in baked products it should fall under the standing ordinances for bakeries. Because it is locally produced, quality controls need to be developed and measured. Standard smoke shops could be distribution outlets.

It is time to legalize and take advantage of this very versatile product. But if the city wants to maintain an ordinance to ban the sale of product, it can.
If enough people oppose the ban, then the City Council should rescind the ordinance. The ordinance may very well need to be placed on the ballot for a vote of the people.

Until then, the rule of law must prevail.

22 Me September 24, 2010 at 7:55 AM

“dispensaries buy from drug cartels”

Haha that’s funny. Dispenseries often buy weed from ordinary people who have grow farms setup in quiet neighborhoods all over the bay. Alao Even many here in concord. Also they buy from more prolific individuals with warehouses Drug cartels sell crap weed and I’ve ne’er seen crap weed around here buddy.

23 CaliNative September 24, 2010 at 8:51 AM

I really doubt this dispensary buys from drug cartels, but to say no marijuana comes from drug cartels is not true either. If you listen to the news you would hear about drug mules getting stopped coming across the border with 20 + pounds of marijuana pretty regularly. I don’t really see what’s wrong with having a dispensary in Concord. It’s bound to happen legally soon anyways. The thing that gets me is that they lied on their business license in order to open the shop and are ignoring orders from the city government to close and reapply. It shows disrespect for our government and I’m so tired of hearing about people just ignoring orders and getting away with it. They do need to be closed for that reason alone and in November when pot is legalized then someone can open a dispensary the proper way.

24 Kris September 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM

I stand by the fact that weed has so far not caused anybody to die, kill anyone, commit suicide, or has been proven to have negative side effects.
Traditional medicine however, does cause all of the above. Haven’t you people ever read the “side effects” on the pills being given out like candy from “real” doctors? Please look up the case of little 4 year old Rebecca Riley from Mas. who was diagnosed with ADHD at 2 and Bipolar at 2 1/2. She was prescribed “medicine” from a “real” doctor, around 345 a month I believe. She died.
These are the issues you should really be freaking out about!
Yes, the dispensary may have gone the wrong way around obtaining a license, but it is all on you people! Yes, lets feed prescription drugs to our kids but God forbid we allow anyone the alternative and provide them with an all natural medicine (BTW, I am not advocating the use of med. marijuana for kids). Yes, people who have no illness use weed as well, but people without medical conditions use Prozac! No thank you, I will roll my joint and not have to worry about the risk of stroke, heart attack or death.
If you don’t like or don’t want to smoke weed, well then DON’T!!! I don’t drink brandy because I don’t like it, does that mean that it should be banned from the shelves?
It is quite scary to see the amount of ignorant people out there who really believe that making marijuana legal or even having a dispensary will bring more crime. I would much rather go to a dispensary and know what I am getting, than buy weed from some dealer around the corner. I’m sure many will agree. People who buy their weed at a dispensary are not criminals- people who sell it on the street to your kids ARE.

Please educate yourselves before you make judgments or post ignorant comments ( City Girl and anonamom especially)! You seem to have internet access so do some research. For those of you who have Netflix, look up the movie “The Union”. It provides a lot of unbiased information, just a simple documentary to help you uinderstand what marijuana is, why it was made illegal and what the “government research” was based on et etc etc.
But knowing you (at least from these posts), you will not look anything up and just keep rambling on about how it’s illegal and how it’s only the criminals that use it….. So sad…..

25 Charles-the-cat September 24, 2010 at 9:32 AM

@Me #22 and Wow #17 – What have you been smoking? ;-)

It’s naive to think that pot dispensaries don’t buy from organized crime syndicates. I’m generally in favor of legalized marijuana but I’m not deluded enough or dishonest enough to say that the existing dispensaries only get their weed from friendly, local farmers. I wish it was different but wishing doesn’t make it so.

26 Moneypenny September 24, 2010 at 9:38 AM

I have no problem with people using medicinal marijuana for their health issues. BUT so many people claim they have a health issue when they indeed do not, just to be able to get high. It’s a sham. What are some of these 21 y/o young males claiming they have?? Hangnails? An acute case of inarticulate, illiterate, personality disorder??

27 anonamom September 24, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Moneypenny: Love it. IIPD. Now, if we just had a (legal) drug to cure that!

28 Nik September 24, 2010 at 10:56 AM

In response to #11 “Uneducated Pothead”

No, the dispensaries do not buy from illegal drug dealers, or inadvertently from cartels. There are local growers that legally supply the clubs.

Just a suggestion, educate yourself prior to accusing others of being uneducated. It’s just unattractive.

29 tired of stupid people September 24, 2010 at 11:34 AM

@Charles-the-cat and Uneducated Pothead

youre the one whos you see dispensaries stocking up on shitty brick weed?coz thats what the drug cartels sell.alot of the weed the clubs sell are specialized,it means diff strains of weed are used for a specific type of illnesses.
a good amount of the club weed around here are grown locally

30 Nicole September 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM

I cannot believe how soooo many people are that ignorant and stupid. There is nothing wrong with POT! Alcohol is much worse. Keep your opinions to yourself ! Leave those people alone. Everyone has to make a living somehow and why not help someone and make money at the same time ! GROW UP!

31 Mary September 24, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Just who is getting hurt by this dispensory? I have been there. These are nice, neighborly folks.They are helpful and informed about their product. I think the wrong assumstion that it is a bunch of 20 year old pot heads comes from ignorence. There are alot more grey heads with years of medical need going through their door they you might realize. The places in Berkeley and Oakland are intimadating. Keep this place open for those of us in true need.

32 warbirds45 September 24, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Have a great weekend! How does #12 get to the doctor, When they are not ” Well Enough”!

33 Whatever September 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Everyone is ignoring the fact that they lied to get their business license. All you people wanna run your mouths about how every little thing in Concord is screwed up, yet when there is proof that what they did was illegal it’s ok because it is something that makes your life easier even if they lied to be able to be in business and are ignoring the city authorities when they have been told to shut down. You guys are all a bunch of f*cking hypocrites. I believe in medical marijuana, hell I believe in the use of marijuana, however I don’t believe in lying to be in business and then just ignoring authorities when they tell you to shut down. People’s lack of respect for law enforcement, city officials, and people in general is sending Concord down the drain.

34 Oh Boy! September 24, 2010 at 2:17 PM

What are all you Neo-Con Sheeple going to do when Marijuana is legalized in California Nov. 19th. The Sheeple’s judgement on marijuana is so cloudy it’s rediculous. Take it for what it is, anybody that is that dead set against marijuana is just a prudish square that has never inhaled & has nothing better to do w/themselves.

Alcohol & Prescription drugs are a way bigger problem in our society. Why are we so hell bent over marijuana but so asleep at the wheel in regards to the bigger issues we face – Drunk Drivers & Prescription Drug users who really put people in harms way on a daily basis. Don’t you just hate seeing that headline over & over again, “Another motorist killed due to Pothead driver”. Didn’t think so.

Drug Cartels? You’ve got to be effing kidding me! C’mon Sheeple… get it together!

35 arbitraria September 24, 2010 at 4:29 PM

#1 Love you, Kris, whoever you are.

#2 Mayor: thanks for posting this. I got their number and can now go on my way home tonite instead of having to drive to Oakland. NICE!!

#3 To heck with the city of Bongcord! They just want a cut, as someone else pointed out.

36 arbitraria September 24, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Whatever: excellent point, but do you have to be so blazin’ nasty about it? YIKES. I agree with you: the ends do not justify the means. BUT…if there are those of us who are ‘card-carryin’, should we not take advantage of finally having a more local dispensary? Driving to Vallejo and Oakland gets old.

May I quote Rodney King? Do I hear Olive Garden is opening a dispensary?

37 well... September 24, 2010 at 6:57 PM

anybody who is completely against marijuana because of what you hear or think, defininitely should watch the union: the business behind getting high like kris stated.then tell a friend

38 Puff Puff Pass September 24, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Marijuana must make you lazy. So many people complaining how far it is to drive to a dispensary that supplies their habit.


Then they complain about the type of clientel at the dispensaries that are not local. I thought maijuana was the great cure all and everyone uses it responsibly and it makes everything wonderful!

Just a thought…if you are a recreational pill popper you are abusing prescription medicine and possibly have a drug problem, but prop 19 is trying to make marijuana legal for recreational use while prop 215 made marijuana legal for medicinal use.

I guess i need to smoke weed to understand…..or coke….or shoot heroin

39 The new party September 24, 2010 at 7:46 PM

It’s funny that the well thought out comments came from the people for keeping the shop open and the ignorant ones from those against it. Much in the likes of the bigger argument. Even more sad is that the facts on the pro side are that, facts. No one has ever or can possibly die from cannabis over dose because you would simply pass out way before that ever happened and all the cre business is only relevant when you make it so by forcing people to purchase it under the table. If the government hot off thier esteemed high horse and legalized it you could buy it at CVS. Furthermore it is a medicine, adjacent to some on most cases. Take for instance a seizure patient whose brain synapses occur twice or better the speed they are supposed to. Thc slows down this process therefore preventing the seizures, and you don’t need to smoke it so it’s much more natural or holistic if you will than the medicine the Drs give you. This is one example of thousands to counteract the petty arguments out there against it. Stop fighting a battle that will inevitably end in the near future. If you don’t want your kids to take advantage of it be a better parent and watch what they do, just make sure they don’t find out that there are CEO’s of billion dollar companies fighting to legalize marijuana too because they are successful and take advantage of it!! Not everyone is just a “pothead,” you ignoramus!

40 Dude... September 24, 2010 at 8:03 PM

I don’t care either way, but am getting tired of hearing about it, for what,,,35 years? Enough already.

41 wow September 25, 2010 at 1:44 PM

@the new party,

Very well said.

It seems that city girl wants Concord PD to arrest the 80 year old cancer patients that I see walking into this dispensary. They just don’t understand how much it helps some people. They have listened to the governments anti-drug messages for way too long and don’t realize the truth behind it.

42 Connie Dobbs September 25, 2010 at 3:56 PM

The dispensaries don’t buy weed from the cartels. Dispensary pot is grown locally, right here in our National Forests.

43 Patient September 25, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Mayor be fair, Herbal Essence never lied on their application. Are you distributing medical marijuana is not on the application. Herbal Essence does have a wonderful Massage Therapist that offer free massages to all patients. It’s a clean, professional environment where everyone is friendly and they treat you like family. There’s food, produces and breads free for the taking. They ARE giving back to the community and the community that truly benefits from medical marijuana really need them.

It doesn’t matter if you are for or against medical marijuana but doesn’t everyone deserve the right to choose for themselves?

44 Anon September 25, 2010 at 4:42 PM

@anonamom I think your ignorance is showing.

@City girl I think you need to move to the city.

Drugs from Cartals? No All the inventory from these type of place comes from local growers. Yes, even Concord has quite a few local growers. There’s no gangs, drugs, or disruptive behavior at Herbal Essence. I have been there several times and I always feel comfortable. If you are really interested hanging out in the parking lot and see for yourselves who goes in. You will be surprised at the vast majority of patients…. elderly, some in wheel chairs, walking with canes, some in professional suits, some in scrubs, even a waitress or stressed out parent.

@ Whatever They didn’t lied. No one asked or answered. It’s NOT a question on the business license. They do offer massage and healing services. Legally, they have done NOTHING wrong. They filed out a business license and paid their fee. The State of California voted that Medical Marijuana is legal. Therefore, they are allow to dispense it…. anywhere in California. Im sure many of you will agree that Concord’s City Ordinance our taking away or rights, freedoms, and privacy… This is just one more area that is simply non of their business.

45 City Girl September 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Okay, people, stop pounding on City Girl! This girl would be MORE than HAPPY to share some thoughts with y’all.

Fist of all, I am not naive nor prudish, “ignorant,” an “uneducated fool,” nor an ignoramus. As you can see, I can spell. (Except I don’t know if pothead is one word or two). A pothead is a pothead is a pothead no matter in which generation a person was raised or how you spell it.

I have smoked pot….many years ago. I matured, and by 21 or 22 I stopped the foolishness of smoking it. It made me laugh at the wind or the piece of dust that I saw in front of my eyes that was not really there. Then after sitting around for an hour laughing about nothing, I got the munchies, so I ate everything in sight. Then, after stuffing my face, I sat around for a while, got nice and comfy cozy and fell asleep! Wow! What an adventure! Three years ago, some stranger at a party invited me to smoke a joint. I planned on taking only one hit of that joint, but since that did nothing, I decided to take another BIGGER hit–and yes, I inhaled! That was all I needed to get the same feeling as above and to feel out of control. I am glad I did it because I really think I need a reminder every 22 years about why I choose to refrain from smoking pot.

Secondly, I did not ever, at any time (unless I just can’t remember : /), state on Claycord that I am against legalizing the use of marijuana for those who truly are in CHRONIC pain or have a dibilitating illness.

Yes, I DO think CPD ought to arrest anyone who buys marijuana from any illegal pot farm–and notice I do not use the term “dispensary,” as this place is not one. “Herbal Essence” is a place where pot and “whatever else” is sold. This is an illegal establishment selling an illegal substance illegally. Period. I believe that anyone who buys pot–with or without a RX–from someone who is selling it illegally is committing a crime. I believe they should be arrested. If dozens or hundreds of illegal transactions have been made in this establishment, it seems to me that is the number of crimes committed, thus the reason I say crimes are skyrocketing “in” it. Why CPD has not made arrests–or have they?–for drug dealing is beyond my comprehension. Perhaps the police department has their own good reason, or perhaps the higher ups have ordered them not to make arrests.

Wow, “pot” is not a LEGAL PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE. just like any other” nor is it medicine at all. Pot is an illegal drug that is used legally by some chronically ill people to lessen their pain or other symptoms. They are allowed to use this drug legally by Rx ONLY for medicinal reasons. Baking soda is not a medicine, but some people use it for medicinal purposes. 7-up is not a medicine, but some people use it for medicinal purposes. Some people smoke pot to relieve stress or make their issues “temporarily disappear;” it’s amazing, though, that when a stoned person comes down from the high, the issues “reappear.” Recently, I received a large amount in an lawsuit. Astonishingly, other than financial, none of my issues have been resolved. They are all still there and will remain until I resolve them. I could resort to marijuana to “make me feel better,” (Anon E Mouse) but the problems would still hang over me.

For the record, I do think that most Rx drugs are doing more harm than good and are over-prescribed. I love music and would not hate it if it were illegalized.

I would like to see marijuana available to the chronically ill. I wish the The State would find a way to control the sales of pot to only those who NEED it–and have a Rx–for physical pain or discomfort, such as through pharmacies. I, also, wish the State would better regulate the doctors who write bogus Rxs. I see one possibility would be to put a dispensary in a very large open space with zillions of acres in an unincorporated area of the county and that only one person at at time with a Rx could enter and only a very small amount could be dispensed at one time….and I don’t mean an ounce.

I have a strong suspicion that “Free Cannibis,” “Me,” and “Tired of stupid people,” are all one and the same. Sounds like you may be the operator of the place. Now take your hangnails and “acute cases of inarticulate, illiterate, personality disorders” and go smoke a doob to relieve yourselves of the symptoms of these conditions.

Have a lovely evening!

46 City Girl September 25, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Anon #34 – I was born in The City but moved because of all the pot smoking! Thanks for the suggestion, though!

: )~

47 haha ^^ September 25, 2010 at 7:10 PM

wait i missed the part where marijuana did any harm at all? why should it only be for sick people..what about bored people, or people who want to relax after work, or people who need help to sleep? Your experience with pot made it sound like you got lazy and each his own.steve jobs developed Apple while smoking pot so thats a tough argument to win.but it really doesnt matter because the people who smoke are going to keep smoking whether its legal or not

48 City Girl September 25, 2010 at 7:23 PM

I know this is not the rage release blog, but, oh well!

I know I have no control over it, but it is really obvious (and annoying) when the same people comment over and over using different names/identities. It is usually most obvious with people who cannot spell or construct a true sentence. Ok, I feel better now! See….I could have smoked a doobie, but instead I decided to release my annoyance on Claycord! It works…it really does!!!

49 John Robinston September 26, 2010 at 4:36 AM

Half of the people i know in the bay area have the “medical card” to be able to buy weed in the dispensaries,and NONE of them have a single medical condition.This is just one example of why legalizing weed will not work in a place already full of drug addicts.

50 Mickey Martin September 26, 2010 at 6:30 AM

To be clear. Cannabis is safe. Cannabis can help people with a number of conditions and increase ones quality of life. Cannabis is widely accepted as a medicine by every major medical organization, including the American Medical Association, which called for its rescheduling and the American College of Physicians, which affirmed its medicinal value. Those are the two largest organizations of REAL doctors in the Country.

I think we can all agree that health issues, diseases, trauma, and disorders know no age limit. Yes, there are legitimate and qualified patients of all age, just as there are people of all age at Kaiser every time I go to the pharmacy in need of one medicine or another. Maybe younger generations are more comfortable with using this alternative therapy due to decades of socialization demonizing cannabis that many older generations experienced, but there are numbers of senior and middle aged patients opening their eyes to the fact that natural medicine may be a wiser alternative. We only get one liver you know?

It is disingenuous to act as if cannabis medicines are the only medicine or substance being abused. Yes. There is a small portion of the community that abuses the system, but that is no reason to continue to demonize and criticize the hundreds of thousands of people who do find relief and wellness from using cannabis. We do not punish all of society for the bad behaviors of a few.

But to ensure there is less charades regarding people’s health, it may be wise for you to Vote Yes on Prop. 19, enabling adult users to make wiser decisions about what they may use as an enjoyable substance or relaxant, and to enable real medical patients to legitimize their efforts by not being bogged down by those who do abuse the system to use cannabis legally due to their fear of jail and prohibition consequence. Cannabis is safe and enjoyable for most. We must rethink our policies of jailing and making criminals of our friends and neighbors. Prohibition has never worked.

Cannabis is more readily available than alcohol, mostly because the black market does not have morals or consequences. Their is no age limit or IDs being checked by the black market. Regualte and control cannabis for adults and create a more accountable system for folks to access it. Plain and simple.

Now it is one thing to be opposed (and a hypocrite. City Girl I am looking at you with your party joint smoking); but if you are opposed to this plan then what is your plan because carrying on in the same manner is not acceptable. Cannabis is more available than ever. We are making criminals where there is no crime. And we are marginalizing over 10% of our population for their freedom to choose cannabis over booze. So, I repeat. If you are opposed then what is your plan? Vote Yes on 19 and change the course of history in CA, America and the World.

51 City Girl September 26, 2010 at 10:58 AM

#50 – ; )

I think I read this somewhere:

Menudo September 24, 2010 at 6:57 AM
This thread will start to get boring today at Noon when Mickey Martin wakes up.

52 haha September 26, 2010 at 12:37 PM

@city girl

it is amazing that you have the time and effort to come on this website and argue so much about something you have no idea about. It’s quite funny and entertaining, because in the real world, people like you are old news. Just give up your fight against this so called “drug” that you cannot even get addicted to. LOL

53 haha/MMartin September 26, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Hey Mickey—Where’s your farm located now. When they locked you up, did you rent the land out, or is mom running it for you while your’re on probation. Do you hire “legal” farm workers?

54 Kris September 26, 2010 at 2:33 PM

City Girl makes me laugh! Maybe it isn’t people posting under different names, maybe there are more pot supporters out there than you would like to believe.

Actually, you sound a lot like anonamom, maybe YOU are the one posting under different names (althought it is quite possible that there is more than one person out there refusing to get educated on the subject).

Do us all a favor, do a little research, some reading, watch some documentaries and then come back and let us know what you’ve found out. People supporting pot are actually educated on the subject and familliar with arguments from both sides. It is not fair to post comments when you don’t know/ understand the facts (actually it is, well, plain ignorant).

55 Kris September 26, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Forgot to mention, you CAN walk into CVS and get medicinal marijuana….

A pill known as Marinol has been legal and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use with a prescription anywhere in America since 1985.

It’s active ingredient? Dronabinol, better known as THC, the primary psychoactive element of the cannabis plant.

56 CANNABISCONSUIER September 27, 2010 at 12:22 AM


57 Newman September 27, 2010 at 11:41 AM

I’m going to go out on a limb and guesstimate that 99% of card holders have no illness at all and use it for effect only. There maybe medicinal value to the drug, but the VAST MAJORITY of users have no interest in it. It’s all a giant sham.

58 Whatever September 27, 2010 at 4:46 PM

I find it funny that everyone wants to attack City Girl because she has a different opinion than you. I personnally don’t have a problem with marijuana, but saying things like “It’s quite funny and entertaining, because in the real world, people like you are old news,” is an ignorant statement as well. Not everyone believes in medical marijuana. In fact didn’t t fail at the polls last time. This is just like all the people attacking people who don’t believe in gay marriage saying they’re old fashioned. Yet that didn’t pass either. State your points, that’s fine, but to insinuate that people are “old news” because they don’t want to legalize marijuana is stupid.

@anon – Let’s say they didn’t lie, but they also didn’t disclose all their services either. Either way, they opened the dispensary knowing they were illegal in Concord. No matter what our opinion on that law is, its the law and people need to abide by it.

59 "whatever" is "city girl" September 27, 2010 at 8:15 PM

i caught you

60 City Girl September 27, 2010 at 8:56 PM

“whatever” is “city girl” #59 – Nope. You are incorrect. However, when I just read his/her post, my first thought was that someone would think that. Sorry, to disappoint you, but there are plenty of people with similar opinions as mine. ; )

Night night!

61 this is funny September 28, 2010 at 2:16 PM

this is really funny you’re still stalking this page after like 5 days of argueing. maybe you should try going somewhere other than a website that means nothing to argue if you care so much about it. because this is sad lol

62 this is funny September 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM

oh ya I forgot….”whatever” does not have the same opinions as you like you said, he clearly states that he has no problem with marijuana, when it is obvious you do, sounds like your opinions aren’t the same. Arguement won again by the “potheads”.

63 i doubt anyone will use these September 28, 2010 at 3:11 PM
64 Whatever September 28, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Nope I am definitely not City Girl. If I wasn’t going into a field that drug tests and has a strict no drug (even marijuana) policy who knows, maybe I would smoke. I just don’t believe in completely ignoring the law as this establishment has done. I think there are a lot of good uses for marijuana. When my father was dying of cancer it helped him eat and sleep. Even for recreational use, if people would be smart enough not to get behind the wheel and drive when they are completely stoned I don’t see the problem with it. It really does slow down your senses if you smoke too much and can make driving dangerous. But at the same time, at least close to if not slightly more than 50% of California residents, at least the ones that vote, don’t believe in legalizing marijuana, at least 2 years ago they didn’t. It will be interesting to see what happens this year. But no one should get their hopes too high. Im sure even if it passes it will be appealed and end up in the courts for a long time anyways, just like gay marriage.

65 K September 30, 2010 at 2:18 PM

WOW.. you haters are rediculous! I dont even smoke pot and I am100% for keeping ALL Medical Marijuana resorces open. If it were not for Marijuana my husband would be in pain 24/7. He cannot take pain killers because of his liver.. NOT TO MENTION, pain killers are WORSE for you and highly addictive. I don’t want to drive clear to Berkley for his medicine!!! I can’t afford it! So don’t HATE on something you don’t even know about. Maybe YOU HATERS should smoke a bowl and chill out.

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