Citizens who want to keep the availability of medical marijuana in Napa for medicinal purposes are planning to attend Tuesday night's Napa City Council meeting.
At the meeting, City Council is expected to discuss a proposed ordinance to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
City staff, at the 6:30 p.m. session Tuesday, are recommending approval of a measure to "direct staff to prepare
an ordinance to repeal Ordinance O2010-12, which will result in the
prohibition of medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Napa; and
direct staff to prepare an ordinance to ban medical marijuana
dispensaries throughout the City.”
The meeting is at Council Chambers in City Hall, 955 School St., Napa.
Organizers against the ban on medical pot dispensaries are asking people to speak about their opposition at the public comment section of the meeting.
Instead, speakers at the meeting should "petition City Council to have staff prepare an ordinance
that 'de-criminalizes' medical marijuana dispensaries in specified zoning
districts," said organizer Mark van Gorder of Luna Vineyards.
Van Gorder said medical marijuana helps people suffering from:
AIDS (HIV) & AIDS Wasting; Alzheimer's Disease; arthritis; asthma / breathing disorders; crohn's / gastrointestinal disorders; epilepsy / seizures; glaucoma; hepatitis C; migraines; multiple sclerosis / muscle spasms; nausea / chemotherapy; chronic pain; psychological conditions;
Tourette's syndrome; and people who are terminally ill.