In the end, the Alliance is about the rights of people to use a safe, natural, non-toxic medicine under the care of a physician, without harming anyone else and without any interference from politicians and bureaucrats.
San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) June 29, 2011
Holistic Herbal Healers in San Jose is lending its support to the medical cannabis patients of San Jose as they fight back against the city’s attempted assault on their rights. With their campaign of defending those using medical marijuana, they have formed the Cannabis Patients Alliance. The organization will prepare a presentation for the San Jose City Planning Commission hearing on June 8th.
“In the end, the Alliance is about the rights of people to use a safe, natural, non-toxic medicine under the care of a physician, without harming anyone else and without any interference from politicians and bureaucrats," said a founding member of the CPA, a disabled veteran and community volunteer.
San Jose City is implementing regulations on the use of marijuana that limits the number of permits for dispensaries to 10 and limiting where these medical marijuana dispensaries can be located. The regulations go on further to state that permits will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis with all cannabis to be grown on site. Cannabis Patients Alliance stands against these new planned regulations as they directly infringe upon the rights of San Jose residents who use medical cannabis in full compliance with state law.
According to the Alliance, the imposition of this regulation would only create marijuana monopolies that would limit choice and lead to poor quality and limited customer service. They fear that the city will lose millions of dollars in revenue and crime rates will increase as patients will go back to buying cannabis on the streets. Holistic Herbal Healers believes that the people should be given the right to have convenient access to effective medicine such as medical marijuana. The Alliance claims that 10 permits indicated in the policy are not enough to serve the tens of thousands of medical cannabis patients of San Jose.
Cannabis patients paid more than $290,000 in the first month of measure U taxes but with this action of the city council, they are taking the patients’ money away while they violate their rights. Cannabis Patients Alliance also claims that there has been no demonstrable increase in crime when medical cannabis dispensaries are operating in San Jose and the potential tax revenue would continue at a high rate if the city would allow the current dispensaries to continue operating.
For more information, call Holistic Herbal Healers at (408) 300-9779 or visit their website at http://www.holisticherbalhealers.com.
About Holistic Herbal Healers
Holistic Herbal Healers is San Jose’s premiere nonprofit Alternative Medicine facility providing Medicinal Marijuana products and holistic wellness center services to patients suffering from physical and mental ailments. It is conveniently located adjacent to the Oakridge Mall and is easily assessable via major highway and VTA public transportation. Our Cannabis Dispensary prides itself on serving Medical Marijuana patients that appreciate an immaculately clean and highly professional medical environment.
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