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Medical Marijuana Patient Sues Dana Point, Claims City’s Persecution of Dispensaries is Unconstitutional

A San Clemente resident has filed suit against the city of Dana Point in Orange County Superior Court, claiming that the city’s recent attempt to close down all medical marijuana collectives in its jurisdiction violates her rights to “life and safety.”

Born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and blindness, Malinda Traudt, 29, is claiming that the city’s vendetta against medical marijuana dispensaries will prevent her from being able to obtain medicine that she has described as “life saving.” Although numerous lawsuits have been filed by dispensaries, Malinda’s is the first which alleges that the ban unconstitutionally interferes with her fundamental rights to life and safety under the California Constitution, according to Traudt’s attorney, Jeff Schwartz.

“Malinda is the face of the Compassionate Use Act,” Schwartz said. “If I could put her picture on a billboard, that’s what I’d do.”

If Dana Point succeeds in its attempt to ban dispensaries, Traudt’s mother, Shelly White, said that she has no idea what they will do.

Malinda Traudt, at home in Orange County ~ Photo: PR Newswire

“I have lost more sleep worrying about whether or not I am going to get my [daughter’s] medicine,” she said in a recent OC Register article. “Wondering in the morning… is today the last day when we will have peanut butter balls… is today when my dispensary will close down?”

Read the whole story at The Orange County Register

Interested in Making a Difference?

Read about the case, then call the Dana Point city council at (949) 248-3513, or email and ask them to drop their lawsuit. Where you live doesn’t matter, it is important, however to let them know that the public does not support these policies.

Remember to be respectful and polite:

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Sample Letter:

To the mayor and council members of the City of Dana Point:

I am writing in support of Malinda Traudt’s lawsuit against the city of Dana Point.

I believe that the city council’s attempt to ban medical marijuana dispensaries interferes with Malinda’s constitutional rights to life and safety, as well as the rights and safety of many others like her, who will suffer because of the city council’s decision. It is not only these individuals who suffer, but their families as well.

I am asking that the city council immediately cease its unconstitutional attempt to ban medical marijuana collectives and dispensaries, I will be carefully watching how this unfolds. Please allow cannabis patients like Malinda to live their lives with dignity and safety within your city’s borders.

Thank you for your time,

[Your Name]