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The LA City Council has until October 5 to Repeal the Ban.
Sign below to protect good jobs and safe access in LA.
urge you to repeal the ban on medical cannabis collectives passed on July 24 and immediately replace it with a policy that affords “limited immunity” to collectives that maintain responsible operating standards. Such a policy will ensure uninterrupted safe access for patients, preserve good jobs in our city, and protect our neighborhoods from the harmful impacts created by irresponsible operators.
The City of Los Angeles has a compelling interest in ensuring that medical cannabis is not distributed in an illicit manner, in protecting the public health, safety and welfare of its residents and businesses, in preserving the peace and quiet of the neighborhoods in which medical cannabis collectives operate, and in providing compassionate safe access to medical cannabis for its seriously ill residents.
Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Dennis Zine initiated, and passed, a motion instructing the City Attorney and Planning Department to prepare a draft ordinance intended to accomplish these objectives. This policy would ban all post 2007 Interim Control Ordinance collectives and impose restrictions on the limited number that filed registration papers with the city in a timely fashion. This policy would provide for “limited immunity” to collectives that adhere to city-imposed regulations designed to protect our neighborhoods.
I strongly urge you to support the Koretz/Zine “limited immunity” approach to medical cannabis regulation in the City of Los Angeles. This policy strikes a fair balance between the needs of patients and neighborhoods, while protecting good jobs in our city.