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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Morning Brief on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Hump Day

CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, the man who ended store front Medical Pot Shops.

** A Bloggin Disclaimer: The following comments may bring on a sudden bout of heavy breathing and clutching of the heart for regular readers of Mayor Sam. Have your bloggin Defib Machine set to on in case of a sudden need to shock youself back to political reality---Scott Johnson.

"CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar did the right thing in seeking a ban on store front Medical Marijuana shops" (the bloggin 911 switchboard just went crazy here at Mayor Sam).

Let it be stated that at 8:50 A.M. on July 25, 2012, this CD 14 blogger found an area of political agreement with his Princeton Graduate, Dear Charro City Council Representative.

Why? First, lets not be in denial that the City Council (including Huizar) deserves the majority of the blame for the proliferation of Medical Marijuana outlets within the last few years. But also the lack of cohesive state and federal guidelines create legal road blocks that stifled efforts to craft governing codes to regulate dispensaries. Until the state and federal courts can create the legally-binding foundation that will be the basis for regulating Medical Marijuana, the City Council was right in voting to approve Councilman Huizar's Motion.

For Councilman Huizar, the political capital he gained with the passage of his Pot Shop Ban should now be put to use in dealing with the proliferation of another dangerous substance, that of beer, wine and liquor outlets within his own council district. The dangers associate with alcohol and driving for example, were brought nearly to his own front door steps in a recent double-fatality crash that involved an alleged DUI driver being chased by police.    

Councilman Huizar can show political consistency by initiating a moratorium on new beer, wine and liquor licenses within CD 14. Further, he can take a stand against the proliferation of corporate beer and wine outlets (7-Eleven) by opposing the proposed 7-Eleven outlet near Cal State LA. Over time just as he seeks to lower the number of Medical Pot outlets, Councilman Huizar should also seek to roll back the number of beer, wine and liquor licenses within CD 14, in his remaining time in office.

 Councilman Huizar re-election sign next to 7-Eleven neon marquee.

Remember Councilman Huizar, two innocent people were killed near your home due to the abuse of alcohol. Thus, lets not forget that regulating outlets that sell alcohol is just as paramount as bring order to the issue of Medical Marijuana.

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Blogger g said:

i voted for medical pot. the city doesn't care that people suffer with pain that this drug helps. i don't like the way this has been handled there is no middle ground. next we will see drug dealers on our streets so who won. this is a problem of distribution and enforcement. the city could issue licenses to dispensories cards to the patients all in a central database with photo id just like your drivers license. this whole problem could be contolled much better with help and support of these communities. the public always need genuine support from the police on this issue. this is far from the last we will hear of this.

July 26, 2012 3:49 PM  

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