L.A. City Council Committee Approves Dispensary Ban
Joe | May 30, 2012 | Comments 0
Yesterday the Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee approved a ban on all storefront dispensaries in the city, leaving a small amount of caregivers and patients to grow medicine.
The Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/KVmxCX) says Councilman Jose Huizaris trying to repeal the medical marijuana ordinance. Residents in his Eagle Rock district have complained about the proliferation of pot dispensaries.
Medical marijuana advocates say the ban would unfairly limit access to the drug for patients who rely on it.
The proposal will be considered by the council’s Public Safety Committee, then the full council.
A dispensary ban would greatly restrict safe and full access for patients in the city, forcing many of them to either go without or get their medicine from the black market. Is that the health care reform we hear so much about?
If you live in Los Angeles make sure you let your council member know how you feel.