Medical Marijuana

Pot Patients Angered By CA City Ban on Dispensaries

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Medical marijuana users in Vista say the city is discriminating against them by refusing to allow dispensaries in town and suing three such businesses that were operating without a license.

The patients being served by one of the dispensaries include a 23-year-old woman who suffers from cerebral palsy; a 23-year-old former Marine who served in Afghanistan and has PTSD; and a 48-year-old man who had polio as a child and has had to walk with crutches all his life.

The three patients said medical marijuana helps them deal with various problems associated with their conditions, including pain, anxiety attacks and lack of appetite. They are members of the North County Botanicals dispensary, which the city sued in March.