Skip to comments.Marin County smoking ban on hold
Posted on 01/11/2012 9:42:17 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A Marin County smoking ban is on hold while lawmakers consider weeding out marijuana from the measure.
The ordinance as written would outlaw smoking in unincorporated county apartments and included marijuana and other herbs as well as tobacco.
It was abruptly sent back to committee Wednesday when Supervisor Kate Sears said only tobacco should be banned...
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This exceeds Nanny State intrusiveness. This is tyranny.
Oh, noes! Mustn’t ban the holy herb!
Tort lawyer heaven...
Tobacky = bad
Wacky Tobacky = good
Is this the Onion? They are trying to make it illegal to smoke cigarettes yet legal to smoke joints?
Marin County is one of the most liberal and least tolerant counties in all of California. I have to work in that “progressive” cesspool nearly 5 months out of the year and know from personal experience what kind of power hungry commissars populate the local political landscape....
The Supervisor said that the law shouldn’t ban pot smoking, because there is already a law doing so.
How would the seriously ill be able to smoke their medical marijuana?
Tobacco is bad Mmmmkay...
Pot is expands your mind Mmmkay....
“Marin County is one of the most liberal and least tolerant counties in all of California.
When my brother had a medical practice in San Francisco
he lived in Mill Valley.(Marin county)
I visited and found it to be quite nice, but that was 40 years ago.
He now lives in Paris, but his twin lives in Pacifica, overlooking the ocean. I do not know what county that is.
Pacifica is in San Mateo county.
Why would anyone ever choose to comply with such laws? Why would you open the door to such regulations? Where will the transfat free apartments be? Or carports restricted to only vehicles that get at least 45 miles to the gallon. Oh, hey, there's the plasma tv ban in apartments... Oh, wait, let's require the power to be shut off during the day, keep those vampire appliances from eating up the power in the state.
At what point do people say ‘enough’? At what point do they blatantly go out of their way to break inane laws, and then challenge the government to actually enforce them?
Will it be when BBQing meat becomes illegal because a vegan might inhale the fumes of an animal roasting on a fire? Will it be when the police knocks on your door to find out exactly how many laws you've broken?
I don't care what anyone’s opinion is on smoking, this is regulation of private property for the sake of establishing such regulation. It doesn't matter if you find it disgusting or offensive, if you let a city or county government regulate these kinds of details of public life, you can kiss goodbye any chance of challenging them later.
“Marin County is one of the most liberal and least tolerant counties in all of California. I have to work in that progressive cesspool nearly 5 months out of the year and know from personal experience what kind of power hungry commissars populate the local political landscape”
Where do you think Babs Boxer lives? She moved to Marin County from New York City many moons ago and is part and parcel why Marin County is what it is!
“Pacifica is in San Mateo county.”
Thanks...That is interesting, as he lived in the town of San Mateo before buying the condo in Pacifica, but it seemed to me that San Mateo was somewhat farther to the south.
I looove marijuana...but the nanny state really harshes my buzz ;^)