In case you haven’t heard, Los Angeles voters will decide the fate of medical marijuana dispensaries on May 21st, 2013 (click here to find your polling place). Voters will also elect a new mayor on the 21st; I am supporting Eric Garcetti, but that’s an entirely separate issue. Today I’m going to focus on the medical marijuana ballot measures, specifically Measure D and Measure F. There’s also Measure E, but it’s been abandoned by its creators in favor of Measure D. I didn’t really want to delve into this mess because of my volunteering at Humboldt Relief. But I can’t sit passively on the sidelines during a massive disinformation campaign. I’ve seen so much nonsense online in the last the few weeks that I feel compelled to lay out the facts without inserting my personal opinions at this time, for the most part anyway. I’ll be writing an impassioned follow up next week where I will reveal my true feelings about this nastiness, so stay tuned.
I’ve taken the liberty of breaking the information up into easily digestible chunks. If you’re too stoned to understand this, well, no worries, you’re not the voting type anyway. Before we dive into the legal babble, do your civic duty and read the damn ballot measures already:
June 11, 2013
June 7, 2013
June 3, 2013
June 2, 2013