My name is and I reside from a commercial/recreational/medical Cannabis facility.
I vehemently object to the location of the facility located at:
I strongly oppose the irresponsible, rushed roll out of a narcotic substance with total disregard to the harmful effect it will have on public health and safety , the environment and property values.
The state of California is unprepared for such a widespread roll out of Cannabis activity like an uncontrollable contagion. There are examples of felons and repeat offenders applying and obtaining licenses. There are very few illegal operators who have chosen to legitimize their business and therefore the forecasted effect on the environment is continued harm and damage.
Residents and businesses located near cannabis businesses are not given enough time with notifications or permit requests in order to have the opportunity to provide comments. Many county governments are rushing through permits inappropriately, in many cases disregarding California environmental laws and regulations. Many counties are pushing through secret ministerial permits and aggressively siting cannabis businesses in rural residential neighborhoods against the residents’ wishes.
Many county governments are also disregarding water resource issues by allowing cannabis to be sited in water scarce areas throughout California, which is a drought cyclical state. In some cases required CEQA reviews have also been completed disregarded. The cannabis businesses are being treated more leniently than all other businesses or agricultural enterprises. It is not right and in many cases downright corrupt activity.
I hereby demand that the state cease all further licenses and declare a moratorium on all new Cannabis business licenses until all these and more questions are answered in a careful and responsible manner. No citizen of California voted for this haphazard irresponsible and irreversible roll out of Cannabis activity in the state of California when prop 64 was passed. Prop 64 simply legalized small scale personal possession and use. Voters did NOT provide the state any authority to mount this massive commercial and marketing promotion of cannabis products to our citizens, especially not to our youth.
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