Feb 02 2010

Medical marijuana and Jim Crow

Across the country hate speech about marijuana and medical marijuana is not just fashionable, it is the law.

While prominent examples abound, perhaps the most glaring is the resurrection of Jim Crow in Los Angeles through regulations that essentially entrap every single dispensary in the city.

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Nov 18 2009

Los Angeles joint committee debates medical marijuana dispensaries

The Public Safety and Planning & Land Use Management (PLUM) committees of the Los Angeles City Council spent well over four hours in a joint session hearing the 5th revision of an ordinance prepared by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich Monday morning that purported to regulate medical marijuana. The Los Angeles Times reported about 400 people Continue reading →

Nov 16 2009

Los Angeles city council to ban medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday

The new improved ordinance by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in The City of Los Angeles is on the city council agenda for 10:00am Wednesday, November 18, 2009. Today, Monday the 16th at 8:30 AM, there will be a special joint session of the Public Safety Committee and the Planning & Continue reading →

Oct 23 2009

Los Angeles City Attorney declares war on medical marijuana

The proposed ordinance filed by Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich on 20 Oct 09 which purports to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries is, in essence, a declaration of war on medical marijuana dispensaries as well as patients. There are so many things wrong with this ordinance it’s difficult to figure out where to begin.  What Continue reading →