In California, medical marijuana started out as:
Do you suffer from any of the following medical conditions?
If yes, Medical Marijuana can help you.
medical cannabis aka marijuana, for the relief of:
Has turned into an out of control business boom in the creation of caregivers dispensing medical grade marijuana, under the protection of a bill that passed into california sentate, that started as a voted on proposition 215 that was ratified under senate bill 420.
Most collectives are running under this protection and that of 11362.5
Does that mean that these are not criminal activities? Does it mean that any age, including school children can smoke, eat, vapor Hash aka cannabis aka marijuana at any time? What kind of message are users sending to their children? Maybe its not criminal in california, but it is not ethical. Its like saying snoop dog won.
The moratorium includes a standard provision that allows dispensaries to appeal to the City Council for a hardship exemption to be allowed to operate. Some time last year, medical marijuana entrepreneurs discovered that the city attorney’s office was not prosecuting dispensaries that had filed hardship applications, saying the City Council needed to rule on them first. The council has not acted on any of the applications.
So far, 508 dispensaries have applied for exemptions.
It was months before anyone at City Hall realized what was happening….
[Councilman Ed] Reyes said he became aware that the pending exemption applications were creating a loophole about three months ago.