The Los Angeles City Council has postponed a vote on a motion to ban medical cannabis cooperatives and collectives in the city. The vote would have taken place tomorrow. That means we have a little longer to urge them to reject the ban and find a better solution for medical cannabis patients. I am going to City Hall tomorrow, and you can still join me there to speak to the City Council. The meeting is on Friday, June 22, at 10:00 AM in room 340 at City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Arrive early to find parking and complete a speaker’s card.
We do not know when the City Council will vote on the motion for an outright ban on patients’ associations in the city. We will need to turn out a big crowd that day, so keep an eye on this mailing list for the latest news. In the meantime, can you make a phone call or send an email to your representative on the City Council?
I suggest using this phone script or cutting and pasting this into the message box on your City Council members’ web contact form:
“I am a medical cannabis patient/advocate in your District, and I do not want to see an outright ban on medical cannabis cooperatives and collectives in the city. Patients rely on these facilities for safe access to the medicine they need. Closing all of them means cutting off that access, and in some cases, forcing legal patients back into the illegal market. Please reject the motion by Council Member Huizar to ban medical cannabis. Instead, work with all the stakeholders to find a solution that works for patients. Thank you.”
Personalize the message as you wish; but keep is short, on topic, and courteous!
You can identify your City Council Member by typing your address in the “Neighborhood Resources” box on the city web page. This will show you a link to his or her web site with the telephone number and an email contact form where you can type a message. The web forms do not allow auto-email programs, so you must follow the link and enter the message into the form yourself. If you are having trouble finding the telephone number or email form, tell me your address or Council representative, and I will reply with links.
Thanks for helping,