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This blogger has rated the five candidates for the City Attorney’s Office for their support of medical marijuana.
Leading the pack is Jan Goldsmith, who scored a B-plus from the blogger, who blogs on behalf of Hope Unlimited, “a San Diego medical cannabis support group,” according to the site.
Here’s what he or she has to say about Goldsmith’s support of Prop 215, which decriminalized the use of marijuana in California for medicinal purposes:
Goldsmith was a State Assemblyman when Proposition 215 came before California voters in 1995. Prop 215 became Bill 1529 when it reached Assembly. It passed committee by a vote of 5 to 2. The bill then went before the full assembly where it narrowly passed 41 to 30. Goldsmith was one of the 41 who voted in favor of implementing prop 215 guidelines.
Scott Peters scored a B-minus for his support of local medical marijuana guidelines including a measure that authorized medical patients to possess a pound of dried marijuana or 24 plants.
Aguirre and Maienschein both scored Fs. Here’s what the blog has to say about the incumbent:
Judging from his recent attempt to shutdown “smoke shops” shows his motivations. Publicly he told City Beat he was going after crack and meth pipes. The actual letter sent out to smoke shops had the following passages underlined and asterisked: “bongs”, “otherwise introducing into the body a controlled substance”, & “marijuana, … , hashhish, & hashhish oil”. Aguirre seems to have been caught in a lie on this one.
Lastly, Amy Lepine was merely graded with a question mark because she hasn’t taken a public stance on the issue.