Are Morongo Basin councilmembers losing the war on legal weed?

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Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley councils have enjoyed catastrophic and rigid control over residents of Morongo Basin in terms of a complete prohibition on the delivery and sales of adult and medical legal cannabis.

Though the legislature left it up to towns, cities and counties to regulate weed sales in their jurisdictions, and according to county elections results a majority of Y.V. voters voted for the adult use of pot — both partisan councils  refused to allow medical  marijuana dispensaries from doing business in their jurisdictions.

In addition both had disallowed medical cannabis home deliveries by licensed mobile delivery services.

That was until the California courts got involved. Towns and cities went too far completely ban marijuana-related businesses.

Yucca Valley councilmembers — in a patently bias decision — restrict the rights of residents by mandating they obtain permits to grow the legal amount of plants in their home.

To get a permit to grow legal plants (six) in your home, code enforcement would have to inspect the area of the home where plants are grown.

Comes now Assemblyman Phil Ting. He is carrying legislation that would require cities or counties that voted in favor of the legalization initiative, Proposition 64, to grant one license for a retail cannabis outlet for every four retail liquor licenses in that jurisdiction.

Ting said, “With over 57 percent of the voters passing prop 64, we still have 77 percent of cities not offering to approved licenses for legal cannabis permits.”

There are 22 veterans committing suicide every day. It is maintained that Medical cannabis could have saved their lives. This seems to fall on deaf ears. Ears that minimize given rights.

Do a majority of adult residents need a partisan group of older council gents redacting their legal rights?

Why do councilmembers care if residents — with valid county/state compassionate MJ cards buy cannabis medication or buy it for legal adult use?

It is very clear that both councils have zero compassion for adult residents and no compassion in terms of residents that choose to use cannabis for useful medical or adult purposes.

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Given the important of tourism, all the music  festivals in the area, 3 million visitors to JTNP, the many J.T. retreat events and large population of seniors, veterans and millennial — and the fact that a majority of voters in Y.V. voted for adult cannabis use — local prohibition continues.

Meanwhile, the state legislature seem to realize they made a mistake giving local  governments complete jurisdiction over the legal use of  cannabis because of an abuse of powers.


Feature image: Morongo Basin Memes
By Branson Hunter

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One Response to Are Morongo Basin councilmembers losing the war on legal weed?

  1. Branson Hunter
    Branson Hunter April 20, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Hence, 77% of cities in California have undermined the voters of California who voted to regulate and make weed legal for adults. Ting’s bill would put the power back with California voters. Why should local councilmembers have the last say on California law? That ‘s not the damn Rule of Law. The law doesn’t apply to 77% of the state or residents living in those cities and towns. Lawmakers are wising to that loophole in which grants towns and cities an exemption from Caliornia law. Council are granted the right to abuse their powers and make decisions that aren’t always in the public’s interest.


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