The Contra Costa Times and ABC7 News says that many spoke at the emergency meeting in favor of allowing a medical marijuana club to open in Walnut Creek. One of those was Councilman Bob Simmons, whose son is a cancer survivor. He said it "inexcusable" to tell people with serious illnesses allowing them to use medical marijuana that they have to drive all the way into Oakland or San Francisco to fill prescriptions allowed under law. You can view Simmons' statements in this ABC7news.com report.
The blogger, the East Bay Daze, reported, that C3 Collective has already been dispensing marijuana at the Oakland Boulevard shop in exchange for "donations." This non-profit wellness center, as it describes itself, opened just recently and said it offered "patrons yoga lessons and acupuncture," as well as marijuana to those in need.
The East Bay Daze says that the operator of this dispensary has already tried to open up shop in Orinda and in Lafayette, where moratoriums were likewise imposed and approved.