Some Venice residents are upset that marijuana pipes are sold in the marijuana capital of America — the Venice boardwalk — and have planned to file suit against the city.
But before you say, Duh, where else would find a good bong, consider:
The lawsuit would note that a city ordinance prohibits the peddling of “drug paraphernalia” within 500 feet of a public park, according to Venice311, and …
… Venice along the beach is such a city park.
According to Venice311:
Now aware of a clear and direct violation of laws designed specifically to keep the presence of drug related items away from children – local residents are now no longer relying on LAPD, and are taking up a lawsuit against the City of LA and the business owners involved directly.
We reached out to the City Attorney's office: A rep said they hadn't heard of the suit, but he was looking into it.
A concerned resident told Venice311, “When you look at the age of the people shopping in those stores, you realize it appeals to a youthful crowd.”
Damn pot-smoking whipper snappers.
Venice has never seen the likes of them. (Oh, wait, there's that whole history as an epicenter of counterculture with the Beats, Jim Morrison, et. al.).
We'll keep you updated on this movement against the tools of toking.