A former city library in Atwater Village could become quite a symbol for what's wrong in the city of L.A.
You see, budget woes have forced City Hall to shut down libraries on Mondays. And L.A. leaders have, after years and years of grappling, still failed to come up with a lawsuit-proof way to limit the number of marijuana dispensaries in town.
And now the two issues meet as it is rumored that the ex-library will become …
… a pot shop!
That would be something. Kids in the area might not have anyplace to go after school on Mondays, but if they're 18 they can hang out at the dispensary. (Even kids under 18 in California get get weed if their doctors and parents okay it).
(To be fair L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's latest budget proposal would open the library branches back up on Mondays).
The shop might go in at 3229 Glendale Blvd., according to Atwater Village News.
The building housed the community's public library for 36 years starting in 1953.
Here's a question: If the city has limited the number of dispensaries to those that were opened before a 2007 moratorium and which then win an upcoming lottery, how the hell is a new one opening up?
This, friends, is what we call a teachable moment.