California pot heads are worried about damage to their lungs… not from marijuana, but from the air emissions resulting from their long drives to the pot dispensaries. Apparently, in the San Diego area the dispensaries are on the outskirts of the city. From the story in the Washington Times:
The suit names as defendants the Coastal Commission and the city of San Diego and claims the zoning laws put in place for marijuana dispensaries means patients have to actually get in their cars to drive to the remote locations — and the additional drive times will only increase the city’s air pollution levels.
On top of that, some patients, perhaps those without cars, will now have to grow their own marijuana plants, an activity that further contributes to global warming, the suit says, UPI reported.
These are what we call “first world” problems.