California AB 2312 purports to allow local governments to ban collectives and to tax cannabis. These provisions are all clearly contrary to Prop. 215, and will lead to litigation, which the State will lose, based on Prop. 215’s status as a People-enacted initiative, as controlling over contrary legislation by the People’s elected officials.
Mendocino Medical Marijuana Advisory Board urges a No vote on AB 2312. It will not work without the support of the cannabis patient community which has vanished, as the law in numerous ways has been tarnished with undemocratic intolerable impermissible modifications.
ASA makes it sound like there are only TWO choices: a BAN or REGULATIONS that LIMIT COMPETITION to only 100 dispensaries! That’s not true! The only automated ASA e-mail you can send asks the LA City Council to limit dispensaries to 100! That’s BAD for patients!
It appears the result of the Americans for Safe Access lobby at the capital was to double the sin tax a county can charge patients from 2.5% to 5% and to remove the requirement for a vote of the people in order to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in jurisdictions of over 50,000.