The Los Angeles City Council’s decision to ignore the fact that the majority of their constituents support the use of medical marijuana, and its availability through legitimately run medical marijuana dispensaries, is already costing the financially depleted city thousands of dollars.
The City Council’s financial throwaway has already begun to take effect, even before their ban has shut down any dispensaries.
The Council’s anti-patient political move irrefutably demonstrates gross fiscal negligence, and a vast waste of money and resources on their part.
While the City Council’s members are happy to shut off the millions of dollars in tax revenues that have been coming into the city’s financially strapped coffers from medical marijuana dispensaries, there are other fiscal ramifications, directly emanating from their senseless decision.
Spearheaded by Councilman Jose Huizar, their September 6 ban is nothing less than yet another financial drain on a depressed economy in a city that in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported with 10.2% unemployment. With California’s 10.8% jobless rate, only two states have a higher unemployment rate than CA.
The City Council is hoping to increase the number of Los Angeles residents that are on unemployment by the thousands, as a direct result of shutting down these establishments.
Ironically, the city’s tab will also increase, due to the exponential cost of the City Council enlisting the LAPD’s involvement in helping to force medical patients to purchase their meds from gang members.
– Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.