LA Prop D: What Happens Now?

Now limits on dispensaries are intended to go into effect due to the passing of Prop D and the failure of Prop F. The question is, will the old 135 dispensaries be able to handle the new outpouring of customers from 700 closed shops?

The grandfathered shops loved this bill because it sets them on a straight legal path to become a relative marijuana monopoly, allowing themselves a larger share of the business by knocking everyone else instantly to dust with the full-force and power of the Los Angeles government. Will they handle their monopoly responsibly or will they raise prices way up high?

The 'neighborhoods' (see: Laurel and Mulholland fuckheads) loved this bill because they saw dispensaries as a blight on their Earth [which they pay so much for]. They saw pot shops as a blemish to be cleansed with their faux concern and cruel intent. They don't care how many dispensaries there are, they will always want zero and any number closer to that goal is always better for them. The 'neighborhoods' want to roll the clock back to before all this marijuana hooey ever emerged. Until they do, they will drown their sorrows in their golden-colored, 'safe' alcohol which is sold on every street corner with far greater alcohol dispensing locations than marijuana dispensaries ever had. Yet, on this, no one complains; no issues are raised on the matter of too many liquor stores.

Maybe a petition will stop it. Or maybe there will be lines out the door of your favorite pickup spot; or you have to find a new one because your favorite was closed.

This fight has likely just started...again. [This clip is from last year; July 24th, 2012]

I trust that the newly elected Mayor Eric Garcetti will remember this picture with my father and mother at our family business in 2004. Hopefully he will do what's best for all Los Angeles residents and not just the rich recluses, sitting on their hills, in front of their pristine ivory homes, looking down upon Los Angeles with contempt and hatred.

Yesterday, LA Councilman Bill Rosenthal wrote about his experience with medical marijuana and encourages its removal as a Schedule 1 drug. Schedule 1 drugs include Heroin, as well as Peyote, Psilocybin mushrooms and other drugs considered to have a high potential for abuse and no recognized health benefits by the United States government.

The Medical Marijuana Business Daily provides a good look at how Prop D's passing might affect the medical marijuana business on the dispensary front, as well as with edible manufactures, medical marijuana growers, and other affected parties.