Thursday, 26 July 2012 20:02

"Puff, Puff, It Passed" - Pot Shops Banned in North Hollywood

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"Puff, Puff, It Passed" - Pot Shops Banned in North Hollywood

Thank you to the staff at Councilman Paul Krekorian's office, Council District 2, for the following information on the ban of medial marijuana dispensaries in the city of Los Angeles, including our North Hollywood/NoHo Arts District community.

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban storefront medical marijuana dispensaries, citing the adverse impacts resulting from an explosive growth of pot shops, now estimated to be around 1,000.

The 14-0 vote to ban the dispensaries would allow primary caregivers and patients to grow and transport marijuana. Small collectives of up to three patients would be able to grow and share cannabis, but not distribute it in storefronts.

The measure includes exemptions for hospices and licensed clinics, as well as facilities and home health agencies where patients get medical care or supportive services.

“The ordinance we enacted today preserves safe access to medical marijuana for those who need it, while also eliminating the outrageous explosion of storefront dispensaries in Los Angeles,” Councilmember Krekorian said. “This city has twice as many marijuana dispensaries as Starbucks Coffees, and that oversaturation clearly has impacted the quality of life in many of our neighborhoods. Today’s action will finally reign in the storefront dispensaries, without limiting safe access for medical use in healthcare settings.”

Once the ordinance is signed into law by the Mayor, which should happen within 10 days, the city will send out letters to each dispensary, alerting them to the new regulation during the 30 day period that will precede the effective date of the ban.

Once the ordinance becomes law, the LAPD will begin the process of enforcing it against the 762 clinics that have registered with the city. An additional 100 to 200 unregistered dispensaries are thought to be in operation across Los Angeles, according to the City Attorney’s office.

The council also agreed to advance a plan by Councilmember Paul Koretz that could eventually allow some of the 182 dispensaries that existed prior to 2007 (when the council placed a moratorium on new dispensaries) to operate under tightened regulation and would close all other dispensaries.



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  • Comment Link Clint Tuesday, 31 July 2012 00:48 posted by Clint

    YAY! HOORAY!
    Very Happy the city has gotten involved.
    YES there will be places for this stuff!
    But not on every street corner in NoHo arts disrict! I've nevr seen anyone over 40 go into these places!

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  • Comment Link John Roberts Friday, 27 July 2012 22:05 posted by John Roberts

    Almost four years ago Michigan legalized medical marijuana and for the past 2 and 1/2 Years the Michigan Cannabis Cancer Project has been freely providing Cannabis oil to state licensed medical marijuana patients that have been diagnosed with cancer and have chosen to use cannabis oil instead of chemo radiation. As a result of providing cannabis oil made as instructed by Rick Simpson and following his recommended dosage of a gram a day until the cancer is in remission. I have been witnessed to over 15 cases of various cancers being eliminated with only using cannabis oil. I have had the honor of talking to Rick Simpson on several occasions and I believe the world owes Mr Simpson a debt of Gratitude for freely sharing and instructing the world on how to make this oil. At least a couple of Parents I know personaly are deeply grateful to Rick Simpson for sharing this knowlegd one such case is the parents of a 16 yr old diagnosed a year ago in July with terminal brain cancer the spider web type the parents were told that she that she would have about 18 months to live and that chemo radiation could buy her a few more months. After some research and careful consideration amongst the family members they decided to use cannabis oil as instructed by Rick Simpson and only cannabis oil not chemo radiation. Well its been a year now and she has been consuming a gram or more a day for year. The last test results in February showed that we stopped the growth and she has been living life as normal teenager with out loosing her hair and getting sick oh she also passed her drivers training with flying colors along with her DMV road test while consuming a daily dose of cannabis oil. We are anticipating her test results this August. This is just one of the cases the we provided for and have test results that prove that cannabis oil cures cancer eliminates cancer or kills cancer.
    The Cannabis Cancer Project is committed in discovering and sharing the truth about this oil that is why we go to great lengths to providing this oil free to cancer patients that have chosen and are committed to this form of treatment.
    But none of this could be possible it were not for people that care and donate to this cause. Just Like Mr Rick Simpson who started it all.
    If you would like to donate in to this cause you can buy Ricks newly released book or email the cannabis Cancer Project
    Check out Rick Simpsons newly realeased book Phoenix Tears the Rick Simpson Story you can get a copy at
    http://phoenixtears.ca/buy-phoenixtears-the-rick-simpson-story/
    Michigan Cannabis Cancer Project
    cannabiscancerproject@gmail.com

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  • Comment Link A.D. Thursday, 26 July 2012 20:34 posted by A.D.

    THAT'S BULLSHIT! I DON'T EVEN SMOKE, BUT DOES ANYONE REALIZE HOW THOSE STORE FRONTS HAVE REDUCED CERTAIN DRUG CRIMES.... AND HOW THEY HAVE HELPED COUNTLESS OF PEOPLE WITH REAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. just B.S. AND TO THINK THEY ARE WILLING TO LET ALL THAT TEX REVENUE SLIP THROUGH THEIR FINGERS! WHAT MORONS, NO WONDER THIS CITY IS BROKE!

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