… [L]ongtime resident Pat Shuff said, “If they build it, they will come Ã‚â€“ from all over.”
Last night in a 4-1 decision, the Fullerton City Council overturned a previous decision to consider allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in town. Now, Fullerton has followed the lead of several other OC cities in voting to ban these dispensaries. After listening to numerous medical marijuana advocates and detractors, this decision was made.
So was this the right decision? Would medical marijuana dispensaries have caused more crime in Fullerton? Would these facilities have lowered property values and destroyed Fullerton’s community? And would these have brought “unsavory characters” into town?
Or was this wrong to do? Is Fullerton just another OC city that’s denying sick patients a chance to obtain their medicine? Will this make it more difficult for terminally ill people to get the pot they need to simply survive? Is this impeding upon people’s rights to access the health care they need?
What do you think about Fullerton’s decision on medical marijuana? It doesn’t seem like an easy decision, but was it the right one? Will this move help keep Fullerton residents safe? Or does this prevent certain residents from accessing their needed medical care?
I want to hear what you have to say about Fullerton’s decision on medical marijuana. Do you agree with the four council members voting to ban dispensaries? If so, why? If not, why? Go ahead and have your say.