Marijuana in the City

Concerning the so-called “medical marijuana store” our City Planning Commission just approved in the Ontare Plaza: The sale and distribution of marijuana is a federal crime, subject to property attachment, jail, and penalties. The sale and distribution of a drug not approved by the FDA to be used for medical purposes is also a federal crime. The claimed “medical problems” can be resolved by FDA-approved drugs and by medical treatment.

Does the City Council consent to the City Planning Commissions actions, and if so, do the councilmembers accept full liability as to “illegality” on behalf of the city and its citizens and taxpayers? Do the owners and tenants of Ontare Center desire and accept liability respecting an illegal enterprise as a tenant? Does the city fully comprehend our present city drug problem?

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Man Talked Down from Goleta Overpass

The 48-year-old had tied himself to a sign support.

Get Oil Out Founder and Dolphin Sculptor Bud Bottoms Dies

He was a true man-about-town and an engaged public citizen.

Plastic Bags? Throw ’Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.

UCSB Ranked Number Three in UC System

UCLA and Cal took the one and two spots.

Pini Property Fights Continue

As an epic attorney battle continues in the Dario Pini receivership, a tenant is getting fed up.