Do you believe what the LA City Attorney was telling you in June 2010 or now in 2011?
Most everyone has heard about the RAND study were there was a correlation between an increase in crime around areas where Medical Marijuana Dispensaries had been ordered to close in Los Angeles during June 2010. Most don't understand that now the LA City Attorneys office is back pedaling on their statements from June 2010. JUST NOW IN 2011 LA City's Attorney Jane Ushner was informing the people of LA that many of the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries remained open back in June 2010!!!
BUT in June 2010 when LA's new Medical Marijuana Ordinance went effective and over 400 shops were ordered to close CAN you recall what the LA City Attorneys office told the people of LA?DO you want to know what the LA City Attorney was telling the public back around June 2010 after over 400 letters went out?
Lets first analyze NPR a fairly middle of the road slightly liberal media outlethttp://www.npr.org/templates/s...
NPR makes the declarative statement to the readers "Police officers will begin closing down 400 unregistered dispensaries now operating illegally."Immediately followed by a direct quote from Asha Greenberg LA Assistant City Attorney
"The sky isn't going to fall down," says Asha Greenberg, assistant city attorney. "LAPD isn't going to go around kicking down doors, etc. Initially we're going to be doing information gathering."Greenberg says L.A.'s new ordinance makes it a misdemeanor to run a dispensary without city approval."Anyone who is operating a medical marijuana establishment, who is violating the city's ordinance is subject to arrest," Greenberg says.The people of LA want to know did any of the things Asha Greenberg said actually occurred?Was anyone arrested ? ---> Apparently Asha Greenberg says "we're going to be doing information gathering." <--- where is this information? Was it done? If not why? Why was this statement made if there was no plan to actually do any information gathering?
Here is another article from Fox News a right wing medial outlethttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0..."We will have a limited number of medical marijuana establishments that are not close to sensitive sites and are not neighborhood nuisances," she said
Greenberg said that 439 shops had been ordered to close. Any remaining open after Monday face law enforcement actions.
"As of today they should have their boxes packed and their closed sign up," she said.Did any of this occur or not? The people of LA deserve to know!! It is time for the City Attorney to answer questions and be responsible for its actions. The LA City Attorney is either withholding information in regards to how many Medical Marijuana Dispensaries were open back in June 2010, or they made a false statement and took no action concerning the information gathering back in 2010.
Why is the LA City Attorney now making statements contrary to what it issued back in June 2010 for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries having shutdown and their "closed sign up"