WHEREAS, the Citizens of California approved the passage of the Compassionate Use Act of1996, also known as Proposition 215, and written into law as California Health and Safety Code 11362.5; and,
WHEREAS, the San Francisco Health Commission passed Resolution #4-97, defining the Department of Public Health's role in the implementation of Proposition 215; and,
WHEREAS, community groups have identified a need for additional measures to give consideration to the simultaneous needs of qualified users of medical cannabis, physicians, responsible and accountable providers of medical cannabis, and the police; and,
WHEREAS, in response to a community planning process, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, in consultation with representatives from the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, have proposed the creation of a voluntary identification card system for individuals who qualify as medical cannabis users or primary care givers under California Health and Safety Code 11362.5; and,
WHEREAS, the development of such a system is consistent with the Department of Public Health's support of the responsible implementation of California Health and Safety Code 11362.5; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the San Francisco Health Commission supports the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Proposed Ordinance for Medical Cannabis Identification Cards; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the San Francisco Health Commission supports the development, implementation, and monitoring of a Voluntary Medical Cannabis Identification Card Program by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the San Francisco Health Commission at its meeting of Tuesday, December 21, 1999.
Sandy Ouye Mori, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission