Wednesday, September 23, 2009

NO Hope on the way regarding ANY Medical Marijuana Regulations in Los Angeles: JUST KEEP OPENING UP...THEY'RE STILL YAPPING AND DELAYING

[Pictured: L.A. City Attorney Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich. I don't think we've ever met, but I remember him telling me "Medical Marijuana collectives (were) not even on the radar," during his transition, after he was already elected. I told him problems don't take a number and get in line like "Baskin & Robbins," and that it was going to be one of the first things he will be dealing with as soon as he is sworn in, right along with the billboards. He re-affirmed, it wasn't even on the back-burner." Guess I was wrong again. Sorry to bother you and your staff, Nuch. You seem to have it under control along with Dennis Zine.]

Delay in LA by Don Duncan

The PLUM committee voted to continue the debate on the regulations, Zine’s motion for more study into relevant case law, and a progress report from the planning department for another week to allow committee members more time to review the material. [ZD: Because the city is GOOD on reviewing -- but LOUSY at deciding and doing anything about anything. LOSERS!]

Part of what the committee is reviewing is a new draft ordinance from City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, which his office provided to the PLUM committee and the public less than one hour before the meeting was scheduled to begin. Like two previous versions prepared by his predecessor, Rocky Delgadillo, the new version does not recognize legitimate sales of cannabis within the membership of a legally organized and operated medical cannabis collective. Instead, the ordinance seeks to regulate collective patient gardens – a regulatory strategy rejected by the committee earlier this year.


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