“I admire your chutzpah,” said Councilman Eugene Brown after hearing Melehani’s position on legalizing marijuana and treating addiction as a health problem rather than charging people with a crime. There were more than a few in the room willing to stand with Melehani to decriminalize marijuana.
A few deep breaths and chuckles were needed to offset the confusion related to Melehani’s comment. The City Council has no power to impose laws regarding marijuana usage. Its way out of the jurisdiction of the City Council, leaving me baffled by the issue coming up in an interview to determine who replaces Woodard.