[I don't trust this guy when it comes to City of L.A.'s Medical Marijuana "regulation." Regulation does not mean passing laws that can shut almost every one down if you choose.]
Here is the new ordinance drafter in April of 2008, then sat on for another year, until the situation has become a legal nightmare for the city. Click here for PDF "Second Revised Draft Ordinance Establishing Regulations for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. (Remember community rough-shot thugs of City Council...THIS ORDINANCE HAS NOT GONE INTO EFFECT YET...SO ANYTHING ON THIS DOES NOT COUNT, YET, Y'ALL!
NOTE: HERE IS WHAT THE CITY NEEDS TO READ IF THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH NON-COMPLIANT OPERATIONS: Whereas; the Medical Marijuana Program Act of 2003 provides for the association of primary caregivers and their qualified patients to cultivate marijuana. (If City Council does not understand the significance of this "Whereas", I am available to consult with the city to let them know why this is important, but I'm sure SOMEONE in City Hall already knows where ZD is going with this.)
If you read this ordinance, if they are ever able to approve it, I'm sure some of the dispensaries (called "collectives" by the City Attorney's office) would probably close due to the expense of compliance (see PDF file) or be closed down by LAPD inspections that could begin once this is passed.
Two things I do not like. The crackdown on cookies. Seriously, they are cracking down on edibles. Although it will still be possible to provide edibles, looks like it's going to be harder to be legally compliant. And edibles are VERY IMPORTANT, DUMMIES, because a lot of people CANNOT SMOKE due to the reason they need the medication...so edibles are the only option.
And edibles provide a completely different type of relief, and for seriously ill patients in serious pain, it's ALL about the edibles, not the marijuana itself as smoked. SO THAT'S NOT SMART.
AND, YOU CANNOT PUT A 1000 FOOT RULE INTO EFFECT, UNLESS YOU GRANDFATHER IN ALL THE COLLECTIVES ALREADY OPEN.
You allowed them to open through your inaction; and now you want to put in a 1000 foot restriction from not only all schools, libraries, places of religious worship, licensed child care facilities, licensed youth facilities including camps, hostels and youth clubs...
AND ANY OTHER MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACITLITY!!!
WHERE THE FUCK IS THAT ANYWHERE IN CITY LIMITS, Y'ALL!!!
ALRIGHT CITY OF LOS ANGELES...
YOU WANT IT...
YOU GOT IT....
You do not want to be serious or resonable in your supply of the communities demands. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY YOUR BULLSHIT COUNICLMEMBERS...LOOK AT THIS....1000 feet from anywhere in the city....PLUS, who said you only need one collective within 1000 feet from each other. I have already explained that to you. THE ONLY GOAL HERE IS TO SHUT THEM ALL DOWN...FUCK THE WILL OF VOTERS WHO VOTED TO APPROVE MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
You have been put on notice. Get your spin doctors ready. Your political downfall is about to begin.
REGARDING THE COLLECTIVE UP FOR REVIEW IN DISTRICT 4 ON WEDNESDAY'S AGENDA THAT CM LABONG RECOMMENDS A "NO" (REJECTION): HAD the city already had an ordinance in effect, besides just the I.C.O (ban), Zuma Dogg already EASILY came across a reason this application COULD be rejected, on the first thing I checked. (BUT, you are too dumb and/or lazy, and you don't have the ordinance in effect, so you can't get them on it.)
CM LaBong, who is not a bad guy, just misinformed perhaps, says this collective is too close to a library. Unfortunately, there is no ordinance in effect yet, regulating this distance, so you will lose in court, plus the dispensary was already there before the library.
NEXT: They say it is in an "industrial zone." Sorry Tom, that's Industrial/Commercial zone and it's on Melrose and Cauhenga...what the hell industrial only zone are you talking about? YOU AREN'T...
SO HARDSHIP APPROVED! (Y'all best be "continuing" this item, the media and high profile attorneys are lined up and salivating wating for you to fuck up on this. LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE HANDING IT TO THEM, ONCE AGAIN!
There is time...Approve or continue. And at least if you approve it, it shows you are not just "blanket no'ing" all of them without using the brains that are sitting right there in your heads, waiting to be used.