Sunday, June 10, 2018

60% of Pasadena Voting Residents Said Yes to Cannabis Dispensaries - Would Voters in Sierra Madre do that?

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The City Council in Sierra Madre is on record as being highly opposed to opening any pot dispensaries anywhere within the 3 square miles of the Foothill Village. They just ain't into it, and each of them has clearly said so. Adamantly and in no uncertain terms.

However, the Pasadena City Council also wasn't digging on the pot shop idea, despite statewide voter approval for such places, and pretty much shut down any attempts to open legal dispensaries in their significantly larger city. Like many elected officials they too didn't want to be perceived as being quite that groovy. Not that there was ever very much danger of that.

Which is when some adventurous Pasadena residents decided to take things into their own hands and put a measure on the ballot that, when approved by the voters, would electorally subvert the wishes of the Rotten Rose's legislative body.

There were a couple of devious machinations by Pasadena City Hall along the way, but when all was said and done the resulting Measure CC passed with just over 60% of the vote last week. Which to me was a surprisingly large number.

In an article called Pasadena voters approve marijuana dispensaries in city (link), here is how the Star News laid this story out.


So here his my question. What if a similarly inspired group of concerned voting residents in Sierra Madre decided that they would like to see a marijuana store or two downtown somewhere, and put a similar measure on the ballot? Certainly there would be numerous open locations in town to choose from.

This ballot initiative would not happen just because some people enjoy getting stoned, though there is that. But primarily because a lot more people in town than you are likely aware use marijuana for pain relief and other medicinal purposes. Even some of the folks residing inside that large hulking building across the street from City Hall.

In a Pasadena Star News article titled "Sierra Madre to ban marijuana sales and shops but may reconsider delivery" (link), resident John Lopez made his case for a cannabis dispensary in town.


A ballot initiative like that one in Pasadena could prove more popular here than many might first believe. I'd bet even the Chamber of Commerce would get into it once they get used to the concept. I am pretty certain most of them are familiar with both the product and its effects.

And who knows, perhaps over time they might even take credit for the idea. 

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59 comments:

  1. This whole neighborhood is going to pot...

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  2. Why is the cross on Dr. Sami's building green?
    http://sierramadremedical.com

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    1. It's also the color of money.

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    2. Thank you, 6:10. That has puzzled me since it went up. Maybe he has some kind of legal license to prescribe it?

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    3. Most doctors do.

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  3. I've seen smoke coming out of a church on Baldwin. A man in white was waving a container with smoke coming out of it during services. Is that what that is?

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    1. It elevates the spirits of the faithful, and renews their faith in a higher being.

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  4. Now I know why Sunday mornings when church is out I’ve seen some crazy driver leaving the parking lot.

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  5. You learn something every day. That explained it 6:51.

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  6. A low number responding here for a reason. Guess I better get ready for a group meeting,

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    1. It's early. The target audience for this post tends to sleep in.

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  7. California Marijuana Retail Dispensary Map and Directory
    https://kushtourism.com/california-marijuana-retail-map-and-directory/

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  8. Wait for the Feds to regulate...
    Going back to sleep.

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    1. Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana
      http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-marijuana-20180608-story.html

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    2. Must have family in the business.

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  9. Question is, can the city make any money on something that is going to go on anyway?

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  10. That man get’s his hands in everybody’s business, sort of stirs the pot as they say.

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  11. This is just one of many SIN TAXABLE items sold in California and other states in the Union of USA. Follow the money and watch your local politicians flip and embrace this money or tax making product and services.

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  12. The city is green with envy, more revenue, money is green, pot is green, everyone is happy.

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  13. People who are using medicinal marijuana should not be forced to go out of town to pick up their prescriptions.

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  14. The anti cigarettes protesters will have new arguments for everything goung up in smoke.

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  15. Erect statutes of Cheeh and Chong in Kersting Court, Art in public places.

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    1. There should also be a monument in front of Mary's Market dedicated to the brave ganja pioneers of the canyon.

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  16. What if all taxable proceeds went to the library?

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  17. Californians should have EBT discounts.

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  18. The library basement could be used as a dispensary, better use of the unused space.

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  19. In the early days around the 1960+ Sierra Madre was a upscale hippy sort of retreat & growing & smoking center of the Foothills in SoCal. Why say no to free money and everyone is doing it?

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  20. Maybe some of our local restaurants could include marijuana in their main entrees and baked goods.

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  21. The educational curriculum needs to be updated, no longer say no to drugs, or pot anyway.
    The name pot head should also be revised as a positive label for lethargic youths.

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    1. "Herbally directed" would be an example of appropriate language usage.

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  22. Gabe Engeland has hands on experience running a city with a marijuana based economy. We are fortunate to have him.

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  23. People that use medical marijuana should pay their doctors with replacement smoke, home grown variety, better for a relaxing purple haze.

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  24. Forget about drought tolerant plantings im going all out for a ghanji forrest.

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    1. The One Carter hillside is an ideal location for cultivation.

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    2. Deer already have the munchies.

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    3. God help us if the bears eat some of it.

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  25. The tax money raised through legal marijuana sales could be used to pay for the legal expenses associated with defending One Carter from mansionization.

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  26. Dump Satan’s right hand man.

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    1. He's off to Singapore today to kiss the butt of yet another murderous despot.

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  27. Tuberculosis Santorums in Sierra Madre replaced by Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, for your health.

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  28. 8:37am take a longer inhale and hold when you enjoy your morning pick me up, you are in your negative place as usual.

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    1. 8:37 is correct. Chancellor Dennison's henchman, Giuliani, has been following orders to try to get the NK dictator to back out of the summit by saying the latter was on his hands and knees begging for the meeting.

      Why? Because the Chancellor finally realizes that he will never get as good a deal as Obama got with Iran. So the Chancellor would prefer that the NK dictator back out so he can say in his Queens accent "Not my fault. I should get a Nobel Prize." #Fail

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  29. What are you high 8:32am? Carter One is a done deal. Rehab much?

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    1. One Carter has supposedly been a done deal since 2008. 10 years of futility.

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  30. Did the city council ever resolve the delivery issue?

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  31. The store on Baldwin that has been empty for awhile would be a perfect place. Parents might keep their kids away from Starbucks long enough for an adult to get a coffee in the afternoon.

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    1. I might open a hybrid shop called Starblunts. One stop shopping.

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  32. The reason Terry Tornek didn't respond is he didn't want to harsh his really bodacious buzz.

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  33. The store on Baldwin is slated to be a Tea house, you may want to request Texas Tea.

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    1. I thought Texas Tea was oil. Did you mean Tijuana Tea?

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    2. Ask for the Chronic Tonic.

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  34. Long before the 420 day, my rainy day woman, Aunt Mary served Texas Tea and the Purple Haze just gave way to my beautiful zzz zzz.

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  35. Warning: Dont over indulge, continuous consumption of pot does kill off brain cells.

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    1. The infamous herbal lobotomy.

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  36. For a City such as Sierra Madre, Id like not to have marijuana dispensaries in this small city, But if Sierra Madre did allow 1 dispensary or a couple, I would Imagine the dispesaries would bring in some Tax Revenue for the city... but sierra madre is special so Id rather not have them here... Also I think theres too many schools nearby the main shopping areas in town so id doubt parents and teachers would want kids exposed to a bunch of weed shops in town.

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    1. Why can’t kids enjoy marijuana?

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  37. I assume your joking right? Marijuana should be for adult use not little kids whos brains are still developing...

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    1. Not joking

      If it has medical benefits everyone should have access

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  38. I agree with that.. I know the CBD has cured seizures in babies. They use oil CBD Drops for kids and babies and is legal in I think certain states or something like that. Im for the CBD for kids with issues like muscle problems or add or adhd or seizures and stuff but I dont think little kids should be getting the “high” with the THC.. That needs to be studied due to the THC affects on kids developing brains which Im sure isnt the best for brain cells... CBD/YES.THC for kids NO

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