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|301184||Tustin Residents Demand a Functioning Legal Marketplace||Active||Local||Tustin, CA, USA||Tustin||Orange County||CA||US||The city of Tustin in Orange County was recently scored .5 / 100 in terms of friendliness for cannabis businesses. In a city of 79,396 that voted Yes on Prop. by 64: 53% its time to ask the OC Board of Supervisors and the Tustin City Council to allow for multiple types of cannabis businesses.||As pointed out in a recent, licensed cannabis businesses have the ability to turn around cities in desperate need of jobs, tax revenue and business development. Building a stronger economy means local officials must establish an effective policy that brings well-regulated and licensed operators to their city.
The cost of a police raid on an unlicensed cannabis business ranges from $50,000 to $100,000. On top of that, most businesses reopen quickly anyway. The result is cities losing out on tax revenue while wasting millions of taxpayers’ dollars on police enforcement that could be better used elsewhere.
|0000-00-00 00:00:00||0000-00-00 00:00:00||Justin Hartfield||2018-05-08 17:38:21||no||0||314145||Proj:816675||113||22615||23271,51166,51167||2019-12-28 13:36:18||33.7420005||No||-117.8236391||Yes||5391862||yes||Project banner 301184.jpg||0||0||0|
|464112||Fixing San Bernardino's Cannabis Ordinance||Active||Local||San Bernardino, CA, USA||San Bernardino||San Bernardino County||CA||US||I represent the prospective local applicants ECS Labs, Med Products Group, KP Investments, and 4th Street Dispensary. All were denied licenses despite satisfying every requirement, and all were denied based on an extremely questionable application “score”. All except 4th Street Dispensary and Med Products Group are currently parties to the pending lawsuit against the city, accusing it, inter alia, of invalid licensing and other unlawful acts. While my clients’ situations vary, they nevertheless are united in their frustrations with the current legal process. While such litigation is all too common in the emerging area of cannabis law, there is no reason why it must be this way.
Ordinance MC-1464 borrows the vast majority of its language from previously-enacted municipal ordinances in other cities. Crucially, most of these ordinances were enacted prior to the establishment of comprehensive statewide law and regulations applicable to medical cannabis (let alone adult-use cannabis). As reflected in the purposes and findings of these ordinances, the policies were primarily an artifact of the absence of state enforcement - and with the passage of Proposition 64, codified by MAUCRSA, - have now been rendered largely irrelevant. By continuing these outdated policies, the city unintentionally doubles down on the barriers to entry into the emerging legal marketplace - with negligible corresponding public safety benefit.
The most salient (and infamous) feature of Ordinance MC-1464 is its capping the number of businesses in the city to 1 permit per 12,500 residents, and requiring the city to enact a scoring and selection procedure to deal with the artificial supply limitation. It is important to note that no other business in the City of San Bernardino is subject to such an inflexible limitation. Not even liquor stores or adult businesses are capped in this manner, but rather are subject to specifically-tailored application requirements to ensure compliance and minimize public safety risks.
|We respectfully yet strongly request a new LRC meeting be scheduled, as soon as practicable, for the purpose of reviewing the urgent issues surrounding the cannabis ordinance and its implementation.||0000-00-00 00:00:00||0000-00-00 00:00:00||Matt Harrison||2019-09-26 01:47:34||no||0||320536||Proj:974063||113||18406,997356,18413||999658,999633,19033||2019-12-27 22:25:57||34.1083449||No||-117.2897652||Yes||291658||yes||Cityscape of United States size-k.jpeg||0||0||0|
|370134||Anduril Industries: A New Kind of Defense Company||Active||federal||Irvine, CA, USA||Irvine||Orange County||CA||US||Anduril combines cutting-edge AI software with the latest hardware to solve complex national security challenges for America and its allies.||0000-00-00 00:00:00||0000-00-00 00:00:00||2019-12-17 22:40:41||no||0||320878||Proj:608955||55||47355||51272,51292||2019-12-17 22:44:25||33.6845673||No||-117.8265049||Yes||150247||no||Project banner 370134.jpg||0||110||8851640|
|135175||Home At Last: Honoring Our Veterans With A Veterans Cemetery In Orange County||Active||Local||Great Park Boulevard, Irvine, CA, USA||Irvine||Orange County||CA||US||At present, Orange County is the most populous county in the state without a veterans cemetery, with approximately 115,000 veterans in residence. Five years have elapsed since discussions began to open a State Veterans Administration Cemetery in Orange County. The closest cemetery for veterans, with space available, is Riverside National Cemetery. There is a growing interest in, and demand for, an Orange County veterans cemetery.
Veterans groups and other Orange County residents have become frustrated that progress towards opening a veterans cemetery in Orange County has been hindered by political infighting. The continued lack of progress in the negotiation between the relevant entities and a lack of general understanding of the underlying issues by Orange County residents, prompted the 2018- 2019 Orange County Grand Jury (Grand Jury) to conduct an investigation to gather information for the benefit of Orange County residents.
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