Port Angeles council backs governor on marijuana reclassification
By Tom Callis
Peninsula Daily News
Print This | Email This
Most Popular this week
‘No one should have to die the way she did’: Daughter of woman brutally killed in Joyce home seeks justice
4th UPDATE: 2 reported dead in Marysville school siege — including shooter who was a homecoming king [Tomorrow's Clallam Bay game canceled.]
2ND UPDATE — Authorities lose track of high-risk child rapist during pursuit in woods south of Sequim
The council voted 6-1, with Councilman Dan Di Guilio opposed, this evening to support the position, intended to recognize the medical benefits of the drug at the federal level.
The federal government lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, which means it is considered to have no medical value.
Heroin is also in that category.
Councilman Max Mania called it a “sensible move.”
“I think it’s something that is going to happen sooner or later,” he said.
“I would love it if we were part of the sooner rather than the later.”
Di Guilio said he sympathizes with cancer patients who use marijuana as a pain reliever but voted no because he considers the move to be a “slippery slope.”
“To take a drastic step at this moment is not appropriate,” he said.
Reporter Tom Callis can be reached at 360-417-3532 or at email@example.com.
Last modified: January 03. 2012 9:32PM