Medical Marijuana Collectives--hearing Monday--sample letter
- Karen and Michael Gilman
address, city, zip
City Planning Department
City of Los Angeles
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Re: Support 4th Draft Ordinance/proposed code modifications for
Medical Marijuana Collectives 08-0923 with reference to City Attorney's
most recent report
Dear City Planning Commissioners:
I am writing to request that the Commission vote to support the
4th Draft Ordinance, taking into consideration the recommendations of
the City Attorney's Report #R09-0360, dated October 20, 2009, and the
neighborhood councils' community impact statements.
Our family and our neighbors in the Larchmont Village area need
and want greater regulation of the medical marijuana collectives. While we're concerned about preserving the right of residents who are truly medically needy
to access and benefit from marijuana to help them utilize their
treatments for glaucoma, cancer, AIDS and HIV-related conditions, we're
also concerned about the proliferation of the "collectives" and their
proximity to schools, day care centers, rehab facilities, and religious
institutions. We are in favor of the 1000 ft. restrictions from such
facilities as well as restricting the MMC's proximity to each other. We would appreciate greater restriction of their operating hours.
Thank you for considering our concerns when you hear this matter on Monday, November 16, 2009 at the joint hearing of the Planning and Land Use Committee and Public Safety Committee.
4941 Elmwood Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
cc: David Berger, Special Asst. City Attorney
Doug Mensman, Planning Deputy, Council District 4
Patrice Lattimore, City Clerk, Planning & Land Use Committee
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