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Supervisor Andersen talking marijuana rules in San Ramon Valley

Original post made on Feb 1, 2018

Local Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen is set to visit with the Danville Town Council on Tuesday to discuss cannabis regulation in unincorporated parts of the county.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 1, 2018, 1:50 PM

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Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on Feb 1, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Please, local politicians, do everything possible to keep marijuana out of our town! It is so ridiculous that suddenly people think it is somehow 'green" or healthy to advocate the usage of marijuana. The same people who always attack "big tobacco" suddenly think marijuana is a healthy positive drug. Studies have shown a 9 percent drop in I.Q. from regular use of marijuana. There is also the second hand smoke issue, and it is a gateway drug to more serious drug usage. There is now a giant billboard outside the Oakland Coliseum that says, "Good bye stress, hello marijuana". So all the youth going to Warriors games or A's games now see this giant billboard suggesting marijuana is a healthy way to reduce stress. Colorado studies also show a huge increase in DUI with recreational use of marijuana. Enough is enough. It is time to stand up for common sense and the liberal agenda and keep marijuana away from our children, our community, and stop with the false rhetoric that is a safe healthy lifestyle activity. Please, Supervisor Andersen, keep drugs away from our community, and send the right message to our youth. Remember, it is still illegal under Federal Law, and the Supremacy Clause mandates that it overrides contrary state law.

Posted by Resident
a resident of Danville
on Feb 1, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Please keep Marijuana out of any part of our society. If it has medical uses it should be prescribed through a pharmacy, such as kaiser or john muir like all other medication. Once again high dollars blinds society to legal drug sales. The consequences to our children, families, marriages and community far out way any monetary gains.

Posted by Dickita P
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 1, 2018 at 10:24 pm

Awww look at the two crypt keepers who were raised on "Reefer Madness"

Posted by Doozi
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 2, 2018 at 10:18 am

Why do people have so much trouble with marijuana? But alcohol is fine and dandy? What would you rather people do for stress and pain? Opioids? Opioids are responsible for many,many more deaths than pot! Maybe one of the many other addictive, dangerous legal prescription drugs? Educate yourselves before you go spewing what you believe to be "facts". Marijuana is the ONLY drug that works for some people and making it impossible for them to get is a travesty. Shame on you folks.

Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on Feb 2, 2018 at 2:07 pm

@Doozi, I have no problem with medical doctors(not chiropractors) prescribing medicinal marijuana for the few select people who actually need it for real medical reasons, such as glaucoma, HIV, etc. I have a problem with it being "prescribed" for "stress" and the other plethora of fake medical reasons. I have a huge problem with it being legal for "recreational" reasons. If you have stress(actually who does not), consider exercise, changes in diet, relaxation tapes, hobbies, adopting a dog from the local animal shelter, attending church services, volunteering, and the many other things you can do to reduce your stress. People like you always come back to "what about alcohol?", and yes, many people have problems with alcohol, but at this point it is too late to try prohibition(which failed miserably), but it is not to late to keep the number of people from using marijuana from multiplying. Obviously, it being legal for "recreational" reasons will greatly multiple the number of people using it, which will lead to a drop in I.Q., second hand smoke, circulatory problems, lung cancer, apathy, increased DUI's, gateway to more serious drugs like Opioids like you mention, and host of other problems. Do we really need a dumber, sicker, more addicted to drug society?

Posted by resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 2, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Simply provide the double blind peer reviewed medical studies for medical marijuana. Don't simply cry "reefer madness".

Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Feb 2, 2018 at 5:44 pm

C. R. Mudgeon is a registered user.

It will be ironic if the rules on marijuana sale (and use) end up being less-restrictive than the rules for cigarettes, and vaping, for that matter.

I actually think that there will probably be a few cases where "loopholes" related to marijuana exist for a while, since the many rules and laws related to cigarettes were established over a long period of time, and it will take a bit of time for things to catch up.

Hotels that have had long-standing non-smoking policies have had to amend these policies (and their signage) to cover vaping, and will now need to amend them again to cover marijuana use in rooms, as well as public areas. Maybe in some cases they will only care about smoking, versus other forms of marijuana or THC intake, and existing rules on smoking will cover them. As a side comment, vaping can trigger smoke-detector alarms, depending on the type, as some of them work mostly on visible fumes. I have been "evacuated" from a hotel late at night, because someone in another room was vaping in their room (not viewing it as being the same as "smoking"). All of the hotel's occupants had to stand outside at midnight until the fire department could come and declare the all-clear....

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of another community
on Feb 3, 2018 at 8:08 pm

Pot - the brain altering weed

Posted by Dickita P
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 4, 2018 at 12:23 am

I am sorry you are right. Truth is my husband left me and I am so bored the blogs are my only source of social interaction. Coupled with the fact that I can’t afford to live in the tri-valley just fuels my inner negativity. I find it easier to bash everyone because I am so obviously dissatisfied with my own life. I am seeking help. I guess it’s no wonder i cant make friends.

Posted by Dickita P
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 4, 2018 at 12:26 am

This is a great story one of which I wholeheartedly agree with. I wish they would regulate marijuana and prohibit sales in my community. There is no place for this here or anywhere.

Posted by Opna Wyndeau
a resident of Danville
on Feb 4, 2018 at 9:39 am

Opna Wyndeau is a registered user.

The commentariat here needs ventilation. It may be unsettling to have to deal with the majority views of Californians on topics like marijuana, taxes, prison sentences, taxes, the environment, taxes, etc. - much more comfortable to stay cloistered in an echo chamber on those subjects. There, they can convince each other that our prospering state is headed straight to hell in a hand basket. Many commenters here probably even know what a hand basket is.

Just look what happens when somebody like Dickita or Kluget ventures a contrary opinion - immediate personal attacks on their habits, their 'negativity,' their lives. Those posts are not intended to argue the points - they are Dismissive, as if to say "you don't belong to this comfortable club, so we don't need to bother ourselves by considering your viewpoint." Kill the messenger!

I am aware that This comment will inspire further dismissals, like "but but Dikita called us crypt keepers - That's the personal attack you should worry about. And harrumph." So be it - my life is wonderful and positive, my point needs saying, and maybe Somebody who reads this far will see it.

Posted by To Opna
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 4, 2018 at 10:51 am

While I do agree with many of your points you do, however, need to consider the source. There are individuals who truly appreciate the discussions and whether agree or disagree, openly discuss and debate the issue at hand.

There are other people like Dikita P, who, regardless of the story will always take a side meant to instill emotions without desire for real debate. Comments of slandering our community are not meant to open a healthy debate rather to fuel or instigate confrontations.

Dikita for one, like it or not, does not engage in healthy conversations. They instigate because that type of negative attention is likely the only attention they know and the only type will let them have any conversation with anyone.

Posted by Lily Ding
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 5, 2018 at 9:09 am

As of Sept 2016, the lucrative marijuana business invested $11.5 million to campaign for Prop 64 while the opposition has $0.2 million. The drug dealers also invested heavily in our state legislators and many local government elections. The result of money talk was that many got brainwashed into thinking marijuana was harmless when plenty of research and experience from states that previously legalized recreational marijuana (Colorado for eg.) proved otherwise.

Cultivation of marijuana will cause severe damage to our water system and significantly increase demand on electricity, hence ruin our already heavily challenged ecosystem. It will also invite more drug related crime to our community. I am glad some of our local officials could not be bought by drug money and are working hard to protect our community. Let's show up and show our support because I am sure many of the out-of-area drug dealers will go to put pressure on this topic.

Posted by Mister Natural
a resident of Danville
on Feb 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

Mister Natural is a registered user.

"Cultivation of marijuana will cause severe damage to our water system ..., hence ruin our already heavily challenged ecosystem."

Gallons of water/pound of product (unless noted):
Almonds 1929
Beef: 1847
Wine/gal 872
Chicken 518
rice 299
beer/gal 296
marijuana 150 (and a pound is a helluva lot of cannabis!)
eggplant 43
potat's, broc 34
lettuce 28
tomatoes 26

There are 1.25 Million CA acres planted in almonds and currently only several thousand acres estimated in MJ. 70% of CA almonds are exported. All those water=food signs along the highway? So much money-grubbing, water-guzzling rubbish.

So, Lily - would you care to rephrase your note?

Posted by dbrower
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 5, 2018 at 2:46 pm

dbrower is a registered user.

The elected officials should keep in mind that Contra Costa County approved prop 64 by 281,832 to 182,350. Of local precincts, it lost only in Diablo, by one vote.

Alamo 5010 yes, 4387 no;
Danville 13437 yes, 10962 no;
Diablo 342 yes, 343 no;
Lafayette 9544 yes, 5352 no;
Moraga 5132 yes, 3824 no
Saranap 2543 yes, 1361 no.
San Ramon 16827 yes, 14941 no.

(Data from www cocovote us wp-content/uploads/110816_ResultsByPct.xlsx)

Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Feb 6, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Herman Glates is a registered user.

Contra Costa Supervisors should follow the law.

The last time I checked, marijuana is illegal under the Controlled Substances Act, a federal law.

Federal law trumps state and local laws on this subject.

You people don’t get to choose the federal laws you’d like to follow and ignore the ones you don’t like.

If we want to keep our republic intact, I suggest you start following the rules.

Sorry kids, Obama ain’t president anymore.

Party’s over.

You better shape up or you’re going to get the shellacking you deserve.

Posted by glateser madness
a resident of Danville
on Feb 7, 2018 at 8:24 am

glateser madness is a registered user.

Yes! - because the US Attorneys in California are just spoiling to waste your tax dollars by bringing federal marijuana prosecutions they cannot possibly win, in front of local juries who will hate them for it.

In your dreams.

It'll be the only cases in history where the Prosecution brings change-of-venue petitions because they cannot possibly get a fair trial anywhere in the west that's not Utah. Bring on that shellack.

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