Richard Rosen and Jeanine Strong say they will not only prove the nonprofit co-op is operating legally, but will go after the “real violators” — local governments and law enforcement agencies that have refused to implement the medicinal marijuana law.
In the 14 years since the Compassionate Care Act legalized medicinal marijuana in the state, said Rosen, not one medical marijuana facility has been authorized in the county.
“While the rest of the state is following the law, Monterey County is and has been consistently flaunting the law,” he said. “It’s a terrible and dangerous policy because when government ignores the law, it encourages everyone to ignore the law.”
The rest of the state is realizing that it’s about money and not compassion. They are closing down dispensaries.
The city of Los Angeles has warned 439 medical marijuana dispensaries that they must shut their doors by June 7. City prosecutors began notifying dispensary operators the first week of May, the first step in what could be a lengthy and expensive legal battle to regain control over pot sales.