Two members of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors failed to push through a proposal to repeal the county’s guidelines on medical marijuana cultivation and possession. After listening for nearly two hours to medical marijuana lawyers, patients and advocates lambast the lack of outreach on the repeal effort, the board voted 5-0 to set it aside.
UPDATE: Campaign accusations made by Sonoma County District Attorney Stephan Passalacqua about his election rival, Jill Ravitch, have raised the ire of her boss. Mendocino County prosecutor Meredith Lintott is now demanding Passalacqua “cease and desist” from involving her office in the campaign. Passalacqua stands by his comments. Read the letter.
Stephan Passalacqua and Jill Ravitch are locked in tightly contested campaign for District Attorney. The fight has exposed a rift in the county’s law enforcement community.