Ok, heads are spinning right now….On the latest breaking news in my local area of Riverside County.
San Diego and San Francisco are suffering, have been for months and in recent weeks so is Los Angeles, but
things are totally different here in Riverside County ….
A Riverside County Superior Court judge ruled TODAY-Friday, Aug. 3, that the county cannot shut down
medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas…. What does this mean exactly? And why US? Why do we get to stay open but patients in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles have to fend for themselves? Many collectives are due to close in the next 90 days and deliveries have become less and less apt to take new patients due to robberies of their drivers (and sadly one related death here in the local Palm Springs area… )
So what are patients to do without safe access to their meds?
Grow their own if they can but what about those unable to??
To be continued…
Keep your fingers crossed💚💚💛
Yesterday was a wild day..Lots of
buzzing happening in the MMJ world…..The news out of LA has everyone saddened, especially with all the events the last couple of weeks up north with Harborside. So here we go, hold on tight, this is the real deal…… Latest developments below – please keep everyone in LA, SD AND SF in your thoughts and prayers! This unfortunate circumstance has made even the most optimistic of people feel negative about the future of MMJ in California.
I figured I would share info from reliable sources on this as things happen… here is the latest…..
-Thanks for being Medifaded and Caring about the cause-
DIRECT LINK TO ARTICLE FROM MMJBUSINESSDAILY.COM (Sign up for their free alerts!)
“….In a 13-1 vote favoring the ban, city leaders expressed their concern that the area’s unregulated medical marijuana industry has grown out of control. The council must vote on the ban again next week because the initial decision wasn’t unanimous, but in this case it’s more of a formality. Once officially approved and signed by the mayor (who supports the ban), dispensaries would likely be given a few weeks or months to shut down.
The development will shake the nation’s MMJ industry at its very core. Los Angeles is the biggest medical marijuana market in the country, employing more than 10,000 dispensary workers, growers, lawyers and others who work at businesses involved in cannabis. The ban will cause a significant contraction in the industry and decimate the MMJ industry in California.
On the bright side, there might not be a complete ban on storefront operations: City officials also advanced a measure that could allow as many as 182 dispensaries that opened before 2007 to continue operating under a new regulatory structure.
And the overall impact will be blunted by the fact that a fair share of the dispensaries currently operating in Los Angeles are questionable at best. Some are violating state laws and selling out the back door, while others are engaging in shady business practices. They have created a stain on the entire industry, and their closure is necessary for the health of MMJ in the long run.
Medical marijuana groups vowed to fight the city council’s decision.
“This is an outrage that the city council would think a reasonable solution to the distribution of medical marijuana would be to simply outlaw it altogether,” Don Duncan, California director of MMJ advocacy group Americans for Safe Access, said in a press release. “The tens of thousands of patients harmed by this vote will not take it sitting down. We will campaign forcefully to overturn this poor decision by the council….”
****AUG 3 2012- So many clinics are giving up and closing—- this is so awful but to be expected and I understand. LA is serious and they arent stopping anytime soon.. Unfortunately San Diego also had a
“crackdown” and San Francisco as well- patients are having less
And less “safe access” to their meds! This is creating fear amongst us!!!Deliveries are being robbed, patients are angry and saddened by the closures in their hometowns and beyond… So much so that they are going to desperate measures. I fear out elderly and very ill patients purchasing their meds on the street will be taken advantage of…..
Tomorrow here locally (palm springs area)we have a court date to decide
Our fate. Keep your fingers crossed!