California League of Cities wants to shut down medical pot dispensaries

Victims of the war on medical marijuana…

Why are so many local elected officials complete nuts when it comes to medical marijuana?  Well, there are a lot of reasons for that, but one of them is that the California League of Cities simply doesn’t dig the idea. 

Proof of this is coming up on Thursday, July 8, at Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa, where the Orange County Division of the League will present a seminar entitled Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Can Cities “Just Say No”?  It will deal with issues including legality, blight & public safety issues.

Never mind that California voters already voted to make medical marijuana legal!  And this November we will have a chance to vote to make cannabis safe – and tax the proceeds.

Here are the meeting details:

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries has nearly tripled across California in the last two years — and the sites now impact every city in Orange County. Cities are grappling with how to contain and — if possible — eliminate these operations on grounds ranging from land use authority to public safety concerns.

With State voters considering further legalization this November and legal precedents mounting on the issue, the Orange County Division is partnering with public safety and legal experts to outline cities’ options.

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Featuring Presentations by:

  • Sheriff Sandra Hutchens
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Department
  • Lieutenant Adam Powell, Special Investigations Bureau, OC Sheriff’s Department
  • Nicole Sims, Sr. Deputy County Counsel, County of Orange
  • Jeff Shunk, Deputy District Attorney, OC District Attorney’s Office
  • Jeffrey Dunn, Partner, Best, Best & Krieger
  • Patrick Muńoz, Partner, Rutan & Tuckers, LLP

Thursday, July 8, 2010

City Selection Committee Meeting: 5:00pm (Agenda)
Division Business Meeting: 5:15pm (Agenda)
Networking Reception: 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm

Hilton Hotel of Costa Mesa, at 3050 Bristol Street , Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Note: The City Selection Committee will make a 4-year appointment to Orange County LAFCO at this meeting. For information on this appointment opportunity, click here.

The Division will hold a Business Meeting at which appointments will be made to its Advocacy Committee and its Board of Directors. Please see separate opportunity notices for Advocacy Committee and Board of Directors.

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