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Union for Medical Cannabis Patients Presents Los Angeles City Council with Two Ordinances

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 October 2012 07:36 Written by The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Thursday, 27 September 2012 08:18

The Union for Medical Cannabis Patients will present to the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday October 2nd two draft ordinances that represent a comprehensive solution for regulating medical marijuana establishments in Los Angeles, while avoiding litigation or having the law overturned by courts.

Our “Preemption Proof” ordinance illustrates how Los Angeles, or any other city in California, can use negative restrictions to require that medical marijuana dispensaries behave as upstanding neighbors without encountering federal or state preemption issues. Based on enforcement of California law, the Union’s “State Compliance Ordinance” is designed to assist the City of Los Angeles in determining which medical marijuana establishments are entitled to exemption from prosecution under California’s medical marijuana laws, and which are not. The two ordinances addressing local and state issues are designed to function either in tandem or independently to effectively regulate medical marijuana establishments. For more in-depth analysis of current case law and how it shapes our ordinances, please see the Union’s introductory letter which will be accompanying the ordinances delivered to City Council.

The Union for Medical Cannabis Patients has taken great care to formulate regulations that will work for patients, their associations, neighborhoods, and the City of Los Angeles. We invite you to study our proposals and encourage you to provide us with feedback. Please address any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Union for Medical Cannabis Patient’s “Preemption Proof” and “State Compliance” ordinances to Sophie@UnionMMP.org.

Press Conference
A  press conference to discuss the issues and the proposed ordinances will be held in the hallway leading to the John Ferraro Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Room 340, Tues. at 9:30 a.m., a half hour before the Council meets (note that finding a convenient parking place requires arriving in downtown L.A. before 9 a.m.). Media contact: Scott Smith 310/254-4051.


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Benefits of cannanbinoids found in medical marijuana

Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 12:13 Written by The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:25

Cannabis provides highly digestible globular protein, which is balanced for all of the Essential Amino Acids. Cannabis provides the ideal ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids. Critically, cannabis is the only known source of the Essential Cannabinoid Acids. It is clear that all 7 billion individuals would benefit from access to cannabis as a unique functional food.
-Dr. William Courtney

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Los Angeles City Council Should Examine Ban Alternatives

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 10:14 Written by The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Thursday, 26 January 2012 10:31

Since L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar announced the day before Thanksgiving a motion to ban medical cannabis dispensaries (with the support of the City Attorney), the Union has been meeting with Council staff to discuss the problems dispensaries were allegedly causing and ways to remedy these. It is true that there have been some bad operators, although most patient associations have tried hard to be good neighbors. And the Council members get calls about

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