LA City Council to Vote on Medical Marijuana Collective Ban

 by lucy

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council is set to vote on a potential medical marijuana collective ban.

The impending vote sparked debate among dispensary opponents and advocates.

A group in support of the ban held a press conference on Monday t0 discuss the problems associated with dispensaries in the city.  Among those at the conference were parents, a drug counselor, and a priest.  One mother spoke out against collectives, explaining that she had to push her baby’s stroller through “clouds of marijuana smoke” near collectives in her neighborhood.

At the same time, medical marijuana supporters gathered together to oppose the ban.  The United Food and Commercial Workers union, dispensary volunteers, and medical marijuana patients all gathered together to celebrate the benefits of medical marijuana and demonstrate that an outright ban is unfair to patients.

Should the ban pass, Los Angeles’ 800 collectives would be forced to close.  Councilman Paul Koretz has brought forward a counter proposal that would allow 100 collectives to remain open under special restrictions.

There is currently a case being reviewed by the Supreme Court that could prohibit cities from forcing the closure of medical marijuana collectives.  Should the banning of dispensaries be deemed illegal by the Supreme Court, LA’s decision could be overturned.  However, a decision is not expected to come down from the Supreme Court for months, so today’s vote has the potential to greatly impact Los Angeles’ medical marijuana community in the immediate future.


5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    BlazinAlberts said on Jul 24, 2012

    The lady is still going to have the baby through tobacco smoke. This is bs

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    ogbreadman@420 said on Jul 24, 2012

    That lady who said she push her baby through clouds of smoke is blowin smoke. All the collectives I been to security makes sure u don't smoke outside of them because they don't want bad press or unwanted police attention. So breadman says she a liar. If they do close them all it will do is make people get it in the streets.

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    Cope420 said on Jul 24, 2012

    Yeah cause you know that the marijuana smoke just lingers in the air for hours and people are walking through it.. This is non sense people are coming up to her and blowing it in her face. People have voted for this to stay and its not going anywhere anytime soon.

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    SnapThtFckinBowl said on Jul 24, 2012

    I hope youre right cope420 about mmj not going away anytime soon. I agree that this lady is full of fucking shit. She could probably just smell the weed and decided to flip her shit bc she doesnt know what the fuck she is talking about. If i didnt like the way weed smelled i personally wouldnt walk so close to the building.. its not like some people lined up on the sidewalk to blow shotguns at a kid in a fucking stroller. This cranky bitch needs to eat a few midol and take a fucking nap. If I didnt like mexican food could i go to city council to petition to have mexican restaurants banned? No? Well, could i have the number of establishments reduced? No? but i dont want my baby to have to be subjected to that. Everytime i walk down the street i have to smell that shitty food and hear that dumb mariachi music. But its not fair for me or my baby!

    fuck her, fuck that misinformed drug counselor and fuck that priest too. fucking city council.. what a joke.

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    Kush_Gamer said on Jul 24, 2012

    U dont like it dnt walk buy the shop with ur kid, easy as that. No need to be a bitch about it.

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