Today council started to say the stuff I was saying the REAL problem is regarding medical marijuana (medi-juana) collectives in the city of L.A.
I have been saying in meetings it is the doctors who write prescriptions to anyone, and I blogged about the doctors who "recruit" paiteints at Venice Beach Boardwalk hundreds at a time who are creating the demand for all of these collectives.
Today, Huizar and Zine stood up and said that stuff during a BIG item on Medi-juana.
So first this week they adopt my call for "Special Event Fee Waiver" reform, as Richard Alarcon complains that I am "dictating" city policy (cause he doesn't want his shady money cut back); and now, Council takes my cue and gets to the root of the problem as described by Zuma Dogg as told to him by the medical marijuana community in the first place. IT'S THE SHADY DOCTORS.
Here's a more recent blog post on the issue of medi-juana doctors from July 7, 2009 on LA Daily Blog by Zuma Dogg (For City Council on Sept 22):
AND BESIDES THAT ISSUE…if there really are too many, then economics (supply and demand) will “weed out” (pun intended) the one’s there are no demand for and if they are too close, then the weak one will be forced out of business.
THE PROBLEM HERE IS WITH THE DOCTORS THAT NEVER MEET A PAITENT THEY DON’T LIKE (TAKING MONEY FROM). THE DEMAND FOR ALL OF THIS IS BEING ALLOWED TO BE CREATED BY THE DOCTORS.
And that is not the city’s FAULT; however, Zuma Dogg says it IS the city’s problem, because just like the Michael Jackson Memorial at
And let me say for the record, when I see four 18 year olds walk into a collective together with their doctor recommendations, I’ll bust their chops and say, “Wow, what neighborhood are you from, they should quarantine the area…everyone’s sick or in pain!”
But this is an issue for their parents to deal with when they are raising them, or living in their parents’ home still; or for their teachers to deal with if they are flunking out; or for their employers to deal with if they are being un-productive and missing work.
But even if that sounds like bullshit to you…THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA CREATED THIS DEMAND, BY ALLOWING IT TO GO DOWN LIKE THIS. Yes, the law is 18 to get a doctors recommendation, and since this is a plant, not a pharmaceutical grade medication, it carries a different standard with it. Medical Marijuana is to provide relief, not cure. Hate to say it, but although you need a doctor’s recommendation (it’s called a “recommendation” NOT a “prescription,” because prescriptions are only for pharmaceutical/synthetic/non-organic medications) it’s much like an over the counter product like cough syrup. AND THAT IS ABUSED BY KIDS…HAVEN’T YOU HEARD THOSE
I think some folks with the city think if you shut a lot of them down, then the demand will go down with it. HEEEEEEEEEELL NAAAAAAAAAW!!! Again, you will only send it back into the streets and down your own residential streets.
AND THE MAIN THING YOU MUST UNDERSTAND is currently there are no rules or regulations, so a lot of these collectives are having an easier time operating than they will once you put the rules into effect.IT’S
THANKS TO MY COMPADRES ZINE AND HUIZAR TO GETTING THIS MATTER ROLLING BEFORE I GET THERE, MYSELF. TIME IS A WASTING AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING.
I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I NEED DONE NEXT now that LACERS pension money was pulled out of Grand Ave Project per my request; Special Event Fee Waiver Reform was passed this week; Richard Alarcon said publicly, "I do not want Zuma Dogg dictating policy for the City of Los Angeles," and now Huizar and Zine took my cue on the REAL heart of the matter with the medi-juana collectives; the demand being created/allowed by rouge doctors who never me a patient's money they weren't willing to take in exchange for a card.
HERE'S WHAT WILL HAVE TO OCCUR TO CLOSE THE BUDGET GAP AND PREVENT THE CITY FROM SHUTTING DOWN OVER THE PENSION MESS:
AND I SPOKE WITH A TOP LEVEL CITY HALL EXECUTIVE WHO AGREES WITH ME ON THIS/CONFIRMS IT AS THE ONLY OPTION IN HIS OPINION, AS WELL (someone who's opinion I respect or I wouldn't have asked them in the first place; and they didn't deny it, but agreed with me):
THE CITY WILL HAVE TO ELIMINATE ENTIRE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE CITY AND MERGE SOME DEPARTMENTS AND BECOME MUCH MORE EFFICIENT AND STREAMLINED.
(See Deming's 14 points, OR, you can just elect the internationally recognized master at methods for management of quality and productivity and is the king of knowing how to do more with less....ELECT ZUMA DOGG, SEPT 22nd FOR L.A. CITY COUNCIL!)