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Antonovich and LA County BoS-es Ban Successful Industry for ‘Fear of Robbery’ and to Keep Crime Down.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has moved toward enacting a complete ban on flourishing businesses that may be targets of robbery in a Depressionary economy in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Loss of industry will remove new tax dollars, jobs, local economy growth, industry development and lawful regulation of an industry currently run by criminals.
In a unanimous vote, the supervisors directed county staff to prepare an ordinance banning pot dispensaries. The ordinance would first need to be considered by the Regional Planning Commission and then by the Board of Supervisors, a process that would probably take at least three or four months.
Mike Antonovich is the author of a motion to Criminalize Medical exo-cannabinoid Clinics. This would criminalize the regulated commerce of prescribed and controlled distribution as well as agricultural processing and development.
As the County board of supervisors he is the acting city council for the unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County in this Decision. Spearheading the decision of Prohibition for all of the people in the unincorporated areas that exo-cannabinoids and the Hemp industry in general is not welcome in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County’s Economy.
“It leaves the unincorporated portion vulnerable,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, author of the motion. The board, he said, needs to protect residents’ “safety and property values.”
Antonovich believes this Industry is Dangerous on its face and the Unincorporated communities and population of LA County are in danger from it.
Attorney Tulane M. Peterson, added: “This is a public safety issue. It is not a debate over the medical properties of a drug.” An official with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said pot-dispensing locations tend to draw crime and violence.
“(Dispensaries) are turning a lot of money and have attracted the attention of armed robbers,” Assistant District Attorney Jacquelyn Lacey said.
“Where there are armed robbers, there will be a loss of life. (The ordinance is) not a judgment on medical marijuana use, but saves the county residents from any crime that a dispensary would bring.”
Daryl Dittebrand, who lives in an unincorporated neighborhood near Arcadia, expressed opposition to a proposed medical marijuana dispensary 60 feet away from his home.”
I am fearful of what it’s going to do to my neighborhood. I’m afraid of the crime, and I’m afraid of the potential for armed robbery,” Dittebrand said.
The Increased Danger is robbery. A business that is highly successful in a down economy, that has cash, that has a product that can be sold easily. But Robbery is the danger. Does that mean that banks should not be allowed in Compton, South Central or we shouldn’t allow business because they could be Targets of Crime?
The “Increased Crime” is nearly all illegal possession and distribution of exo-cannabinoids. The Prohibition is the cause of “Criminal” increase. If we decriminalized possession of small amounts of exo-cannabinoids, while maintaining public safety with current DUI, Open Container (put it in the trunk) and Public Intoxication regulations, we would remove much of the Policing work and allow them to focus on the Armed Robbers.
The Job of Protecting the Private Property of the Community, Protecting the Safety of the Individual is not supposed to be achieved by limiting the actions of Society because of the actions of the criminals. It is to stop the Criminals.
While approving the motion, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky expressed strong objections to rewriting a law he said worked.”
It takes anywhere from six months to a year to close one down that is started illegally,” Molina said, asking staff to come back with suggestions on speeding up enforcement.”
It’s the illegal ones that are driving everybody crazy,” Yaroslavsky said. “I’m just trying to understand if this is a motion in search of a problem,”
Barry Kramer, a medical cannabis patient who lives in L.A., urged supervisors to focus on targeting illegal clubs, rather than ones that want to operate legally.”
It’s not the ordinance that’s bad,” Kramer said. “They definitely don’t need to ban access to legitimate patients.”
An initiative passed in 1996 and a state law adopted in 2003 allows patients and caregivers to form collectives to cultivate marijuana, but cities and counties have considerable power to regulate where dispensaries can operate. Some dispensaries have filed court challenges to those regulations.
This is an affront to Individual Personal Private Choices and Decisions protected under the constitution and Endowed to every Natural Person. Belligerent Infringement and out right prohibition creates a criminal black-market and empower lawless cartels with monopoly power.
The protection of the public is in danger from not addressing violent robbery and criminalizing those under threat.
Vote out the Incumbents!
Vote in Local Protection, Vote for Public Servants that will stand with Interposition of Constitutional Violations. They must use the Authority that we give them to protect our life, liberty and property; under Justice, Honesty and Equity from all threats internal and external, foreign and domestic, state and federal.
Prohibition created and empowered the Mob. Prohibition only empowers the criminals and makes criminals of anyone who works with or for them (customers, distributors, drivers, farmers, contractors, etc)
Our economy is collapsing we can’t afford another person in the court system and Internment Prisons so instead; regulate, tax, research, develop, test and decriminalize Mexico’s Largest Cash Crop as Well as California’s.
Vote out the Incumbent and vote in what the people have already asked for but we can’t get, Let Los Angeles be a sanctuary County for Personal Freedom and Public Justice.
Schwarzenegger vetoes Hemp Farming Act, denies California farmers economic opportunity to grow high-demand industrial crop
AB1147 – co-authored by Assemblymen Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, and Chuck Devore, R-Irvine — sought to allow California to join the 30 other countries that allow hemp farming. Currently California state law does not differentiate between hemp crops and marijuana crops, so farmers have been hesitant to grow industrial hemp for fear of having their crops confiscated.
Schwarzenegger said in his veto message that although he wants to encourage new state agricultural production, there is no federal law distinguishing between hemp and marijuana.
“Unfortunately, I am very concerned that this bill would give legitimate growers a false sense of security and a belief that production of ‘industrial hemp’ is somehow a legal activity under federal law,” Schwarzenegger said.
AB1147 would have required farmers to submit to crop testing to guarantee that their variety of the cannabis plant was not a hallucinogenic form in return for not having their crops confiscated.
The governor’s veto was a case of politics sadly trumping science, sound public policy and an affront to Natural, Constitutional Law
California family farmers are being denied the greatest cash crop and has Created the Mafia Cartel Government and Economy of Mexico