Do you support legal recreational and/or medicinal sale of marijuana in Santa Clarita?

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Last update: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

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Do you support legal recreational and/or medicinal sale of marijuana in Santa Clarita?

A sheriff's deputy thumbs through bagged quantities of marijuana at the scene of a drug bust in Canyon Country in 2016. Austin Dave/The Signal

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  • Stephen Petzold

    At the last council meeting the moratorium was extended (no legal sales )while city staff continues their study. City staff and council members should hold a townhall meeting to hear and consider the desire of residents. Thanks to The Signal for having this opinion poll. It appears the city leadership is out of step with the citizens.

    • Gary Bierend

      Steve, these polls are notoriously inaccurate, but your point is well taken; the City Council needs to hear what people have to say about medical cannabis in particular.

      • Stephen Petzold

        Thank you for your comment……the city is slow walking in the face of major societal change. It may well become an issue for the 2018 election.

  • Paul Oberlander

    My opinion is still that until there is a legally-validated test for DUI with cannabis and derivatives, it should be treated as a danger to the community and not licensed to be sold in the city.

    Giving everyone a specific measure (BAC calculated by body weight and number of drinks) with alcohol needs to be as obvious for marijuana product usage.

    To do this, you need three things:
    1. An accurate test of blood THC content.
    2. A legal limit on blood-THC content for operating a vehicle or equipment. This would need to take into consideration the persistence of THC for weeks in the human body.
    3. A label with a tested and certified MG per dose of THC for every product sold on the market.

    The history and psychology of alcohol use informs the current alcohol law. It assumes a person drinking is not in the right mind to figure out if they are too high to drive or operate dangerous equipment so it creates a legal limit and required alcohol percentage by volume on product packaging (above 5.7% ABV). It also creates understandable guidelines for use and publishes them as part of the vehicle operation license and renewal package.

  • Lester Burnham

    I really think Bob Kellar needs to smoke a joint and chill out on this issue.