Keep the marijuana ban in place
I don’t understand why after decades of trying to reduce tobacco smoking, we are now considering making it easier to smoke marijuana. Putting smoke in your lungs is a bad idea.
There are other problems associated with “medical marijuana” dispensaries as well. Removing the ban in Alameda is a bad idea. If Oakland wants to deal with it, let them. I hope this is not just another way to get money for the city.