Medical pot users got a high-five from the Santa Cruz City Council.

The city's smoking ban is being lifted temporarily so medical pot patients can light up at a weekend marijuana festival.

The City Council decided to suspend the smoking ban for a few hours Saturday after medical marijuana patients pleaded for permission to light up at the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana festival at San Lorenzo Park.

But pot smokers can only smoke dope in a tent designated for that purpose.

Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana is a cooperative started in 1993 for seriously ill medical marijuana patients to grow and share pot to ease various symptoms.

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