We recently spoke with the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) about patient access to medicine. Here’s what we learned:
It is NOT illegal for Plumas patients to have their medicine delivered from unlicensed dispensaries in Truckee or Chester—or from any other nearby source. It’s simply a patient choice and an acceptance that the state has not certified the products.
So what? Didn’t Plumas “caregivers” donate cannabis to patients for decades since 1996. No testing was required—or needed—then. Why the sudden concern for state certification?
Do we accept fresh eggs from a neighbor who raises chickens? How about honey from a neighbor who’s a beekeeper? Do either need regulation to taste just as good or to be safe?
The truth is that the vast majority of California cannabis cultivators are NOT licensed and likely won’t be for months or years—or ever. In light of this, ask yourself this question:
Why are Measure B authors and backers suddenly so concerned with legality?
Answer: They’re not. Many prove this daily by continuing to break the county’s moratorium. They don’t care about legality. They care about votes.
They’re using patients and our sense of compassion to make us think we need commercial cannabis and Measure B. We don’t—and patients on our supporter list know it.
Why does it matter?
Because right now, under our moratorium, and without a cannabis ordinance in place, any Plumas patient can have medicine delivered right to his or her door affordably. In doing so, a patient isn’t breaking any laws and will not be hassled by the BCC or any other state agency.
Right now, every Plumas patient has access to CBD oils and gummies, pastes, sativa and indica—virtually any product he or she needs—PLUS delivery without driving anywhere.
Right now, any adult Plumas resident can grow up to six plants and share an ounce of bud as many times as he or she wishes. There’s no shortage of medicine in Plumas.
No need for B.
Here’s the truth Measure B backers don’t want you to know:
Plumas patients are having zero trouble getting their medicine and DO NOT need Measure B, which is why many are voting against it.
Patients don’t need Measure B and neither does Plumas. It’s a bad deal. Measure B backers: Stop hiding behind patients to get your mess of a measure passed.
Fellow voters: Don’t be blinded by the patient access smokescreen. VOTE NO on B, and send our supervisors this message: Get to work on safe and reasonable cannabis ordinance.