Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:33 PM
Newsjock (10,857 posts)
San Diego halts all actions against marijuana dispensaries
Source: Los Angeles Times
At the order of newly elected Mayor Bob Filner, the city is dropping all legal efforts aimed at forcing marijuana dispensaries out of business.
In memos last week to the San Diego Police Department and code compliance officers, Filner ordered that "targeted code enforcement" against marijuana dispensaries end "immediately." Both departments report to the mayor.
Filner, a Democrat, also plans to revisit an issue the City Council has shown little eagerness to tackle: the creation of zoning rules to permit marijuana businesses.
... "I believe that, in order to be a great city, we must also be a humane city and show compassion toward those who need help in dealing with chronic pain," he said.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sd-mayor-pot-20130114,0,7720539.story
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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #5)
Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:25 AM
Proletariatprincess (718 posts)
7. good luck with that....
Obama hasn't shown himself to be as good as his word on this issue. I don't think he or his administration takes any liberalization of their policies on Marijuana seriously. There are too many special interests with big money in the War on drugs to see any changes in Washington DC. Local and state governments will lead the way without the help of the feds.
Response to Proletariatprincess (Reply #7)
Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:44 AM
RILib (862 posts)
11. feds shut down another one in California
Why Obama says he isn't going after people, I do not understand, since the DOJ is landing on people like a ton of bricks.
Response to Newsjock (Original post)
Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:50 AM
Javaman (43,230 posts)
12. This is what I've been saying all alone...
Don't bother trying to legalize pot while the feds continue to be stupid about it, just make the penalties so lax and don't enforce the laws so as pot becomes legal by proxy.