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Old 07-25-2012, 08:46 AM  
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Cannabis Leaf LA City Council votes unanimously to ban MMJ dispensaries

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LOS ANGELES Unable to rein in hundreds of medical pot shops that blossomed around the nation's second-biggest metropolis, the Los Angeles City Council banned them Tuesday until the state's highest court weighs in.

The 14-0 vote drew an angry, profanity-laced response from some medical marijuana advocates who attended the council meeting.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was prepared to sign the ordinance, according to his spokeswoman, Vicki Curry. The storefront ban would then go into effect after 30 days.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:30 PM


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im sure there were a lot of gosh-darns
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:04 AM


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I'm so angry over this. As a member of the medical marijuana patients who lives in Los Angeles this is a fucking nightmare. I want to grow it so I can provide safe access to others who are now going to be harmed by this. Although the act really is potentially dangerous as it could attract heat from both authorities and cannabis sellers who think I may be coming in on their turf.

The truth is it should be legal in the first place but these politicians are just acting like idiots. Marijuana has only helped the city and when the cannabis shops go away all they'll do is leave storefronts that aren't being housed with businesses meaning real estate brokers will be sitting on empty buildings that won't be filled. Everyone's going to lose in this situation except for the criminals.

Got to love the idiots in power, right?
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:57 PM


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Organized Crime wins again.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:31 PM


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yeah rite...
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:52 PM


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There needs to be a way to combat this. Civil disobedience isn't cutting it because they'll beat down those that stand in front of the stores. This is Los Angeles, cops don't know what due process means.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:19 PM
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Note of clarification:
For you younger members of the audience, "colas" is an archaic term for nice, big, juicy flower buds of the cannabis plant. So when you hear one of us oldtimers saying something such as "There'll be colas on each branch" know that it is a reference to big sticky, skunky-sweet smelling buds of cannabis goodness, not cans of soda.
Man havent hear the mention of colas in a coons age.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:26 PM


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Totally disagree with what they are doing in LA! People neep to contact their council members and sound off. Hopefully the court will rule this down. What a trajedy if the council goes unchecked by voters and whatnot.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:16 PM


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What a trajedy if the council goes unchecked by voters and whatnot.
You mean the city council that was elected by the voters?

This is the issue with spending too much time in an overly pro marijuana bubble. Now, let me preface by saying this decision is beyond asinine, it's a knee jerk reaction. I mean shit LA should be the one city that knows from experience not to put more drugs back onto the damn streets. But really, this is something more pragmatic stoners have been saying for a while, there were too many dispensaries in LA, it was making a mockery of the entire system. Reminder, most people voting for decriminalization or legalization are in fact not actually smoking marijuana. Most probably have at one point, and maybe will again, but at the same time most start to think it's ridiculous when marijuana dispensaries have become the biggest single business in the city. There is around 800 dispensaries in the city of LA. LA has around 3.7 million people. If we go with the national average of around 12% of the city smoking marijuana in any given year, that's one dispensary for about every 560 people, and that only applies if those 560 people are smoking weed all year long. That is a ridiculous number of dispensaries. It doesn't matter if the demand is enough to keep them all in business. This is public relations. You're trying to ease social acceptance of a drug into regular every day life, a drug that even just 2 years ago a slim majority of people in California voted against legalizing, and even those that voted for legalization don't want to see dispensaries all over the place.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:48 PM


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You mean the city council that was elected by the voters?

This is the issue with spending too much time in an overly pro marijuana bubble. Now, let me preface by saying this decision is beyond asinine, it's a knee jerk reaction. I mean shit LA should be the one city that knows from experience not to put more drugs back onto the damn streets. But really, this is something more pragmatic stoners have been saying for a while, there were too many dispensaries in LA, it was making a mockery of the entire system. Reminder, most people voting for decriminalization or legalization are in fact not actually smoking marijuana. Most probably have at one point, and maybe will again, but at the same time most start to think it's ridiculous when marijuana dispensaries have become the biggest single business in the city. There is around 800 dispensaries in the city of LA. LA has around 3.7 million people. If we go with the national average of around 12% of the city smoking marijuana in any given year, that's one dispensary for about every 560 people, and that only applies if those 560 people are smoking weed all year long. That is a ridiculous number of dispensaries. It doesn't matter if the demand is enough to keep them all in business. This is public relations. You're trying to ease social acceptance of a drug into regular every day life, a drug that even just 2 years ago a slim majority of people in California voted against legalizing, and even those that voted for legalization don't want to see dispensaries all over the place.
QFT +over 9000!

800 of any type of store in 1 city is ridiculous.. probably not even 800 places to get your normal prescription filled!

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Organized Crime wins again.
And who's to say that none of those dispensaries were not ran by organized crime? are you seriously going to believe that there was no one pissing in the public pool?
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:52 PM


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What I was told is that if they capped sale of any drug at $45 at the dispensary than it meant that it was getting some deals on the side as you couldn't keep any dispensary open by selling your highest product at $45. You wouldn't be turning a profit. So yes there were some that were doing just that and were probably run by criminals. However, most of the stores are actually ran by people who want to get into the business.

Yes many are stoners themselves. Also many don't follow all of the regulations. Most of them don't make you pay state tax but because its a state law and the state needs to make money on it, technically they should. The weed at all dispensaries have to be checked out by scientists generally speaking and I'm sure most dispensaries do it to check the quality of their weed but some may not follow that.

Do we need that many dispensaries in Los Angeles? That's not what matters as some dispensaries will go out of business if they can't meet costs to stay open, to buy decent product to sell to its customer base, and pay employees. So really, that shouldn't matter as dispensaries are not exempt from going under like any other business. They aren't illegal (except by federal level) but there is no crime brought there except for those that planned to commit illegal acts near the dispensary like any other place in Los Angeles. What should matter is providing a commodity to people whom are in need of the product in a safe manner.

Ask them if they should ban liquor stores because that brings a lot of crime to a neighborhood and see how fast they'll say no it doesn't.
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