Medical Marijuana Advocates In L.A. To Turn In 50,000 Signatures For Ballot Measure
Joe | Aug 28, 2012 | Comments 1
Supporters of a ballot measure in Los Angeles to overturn the recent dispensary ban approved by the city council plan on turning in some 50,000 signatures tomorrow to get the measure on the ballot. To qualify, 27, 425 of those signatures need to be valid.
“We want a strict regulatory system in place to ensure safe access for patients and a nuisance-free process for neighborhoods.” said Norma Schaffer, a proponent of the referendum. “This one-size-fits-all ban not only hurts patients, but it eliminates dispensaries playing by the rules while doing little to shut down rogue dispensaries.”
The deadline for dispensaries to close is September 6th, but considering recent political and legal movements on the issue, it would be very premature for the city to launch sweeps against dispensaries in September.
The dispensary ban in Los Angeles is completely unnecessary and is the result of the city council not wanting to do their job and regulate safe access for legal patients. It is looking more unlikely every day that their actions will stand.