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The WLANC PLUM Committee Recommends That the WLANC Board Consider

The WLANC PLUM Committee Recommends That the WLANC Board Consider

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The WLANC PLUM Committee recommends that the WLANC Board
consider the following resolution relating to Medical Marijuana

PLUM Vote, October 6, 2009: unanimous
BOARD Vote, October 29th, 2009: unanimous

A note on Proximity regulations:
The WLANC PLUM recommends having a feasibility study done in
order to see if proximity regulations are too restrictive and to
eventually remove them if the true intent of a regulated MMC is to
better the health and safety of the community and reduce adverse
secondary effects.

1: Proximity, schools

Unless the application review panel in their discretion determines that the
location will not impact the peace and order and welfare of the area, no
collective shall be located 1000ft from schools, public park, libraries, public
beach access points, substance abuse facilities, child-oriented
establishments, or establishments that (i) advertise in a manner that
identifies the establishment as catering to or providing services primarily
intended for minors, or (ii) if the individuals who regularly patronize,
congregate or assemble at the establishment are primarily minors.

2: Proximity, other MMC\u2019s
No collective shall be located within a 1,000-foot radius of a collective(s) or
medical marijuana dispensary.
3: Onsite growing restriction

At any given time, no MMC may grow more marijuana or marijuana plants
than would reasonably meet the immediate needs of its registered members
as defined under Health and Safety Codes 11362.7-11362.83 .

4: Onsite, consumption/sale non-medicine or alcohol restriction

No collective shall cause or permit the establishment or maintenance of the
sale or dispensing of alcoholic beverages for the consumption on the property
or off-site of the property.

5: Signage, interior warnings

A sign shall be posted in a conspicuous location inside the structure on the
property advising: \u201cThe diversion of marijuana for non-medical purposes is a
violation of State law. The use of marijuana may impair a person\u2019 ability to
drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery. Loitering a the location of
a medical marijuana collective for an illegal purpose is prohibited by
California Penal Code Section 647(h)\u201d;

6: Litter and graffiti Removal

Litter removal shall occur twice per day, graffiti removal within 24 hours, on and in front of the premise, and if necessary, on public sidewalks within 100 feet of the premise.

7: Sale restriction, daily limit
The dispensary shall not dispense more than 2 oz. of marijuana per patient
per day unless specifically recommended by their physician.
8: Zoning restrictions, commercial and industrial only

Dispensaries should be allowed to operate only in commercial or industrial
zones. No dispensary should be allowed to operate at a residential address
or in a residential zone.

9: No doctor's recommending onsite
No doctor\u2019s may recommend medical marijuana on-site.
10: Age restriction

No persons under the age of eighteen should be allowed on the property
unless that minor is a qualified patient or person with an identification card or
verifiable doctors recommendation, accompanied by his or her licensed
attending physician, parent or documented legal guardian.

11: Visibility restrictions i.e. have windows:

Windows and roof hatches should be secured with bars on the windows so as
to prevent unauthorized entry, and be equipped with latches that may be
released quickly from the inside to allow exit in the event of emergency.

12: Onsite sale of other products restriction i.e. inhalation devices

Dispensaries may provide specific devices, contrivances, instruments, or
paraphernalia necessary for inhaling medical marijuana, including, but not
limited to, rolling papers and related tools, pipes, water pipes, and
vaporizers. The above may only be provided to qualified patients or primary
caregivers and only in accordance with California Health and Safety Code
section 11364.5.

13: Signage, exterior, site addressing only
No restriction, again should promote medical, not recreational or illegal use.
14: Advertising restrictions

All print and electronic advertisements for medical cannabis dispensaries,
including but not limited to flyers, general advertising signs, and newspaper
and magazine advertisements, shall include the following language: "Only
individuals with legally recognized Medical Marijuana Identification Cards or a
verifiable, written recommendation from a physician for medical cannabis
may obtain cannabis from medical cannabis dispensaries. The required text
shall be a minimum of two inches in height except in the case of general
advertising signs where it shall be a minimum of six inches in height. Oral
advertisements for medical cannabis dispensaries, including but not limited
to radio and television advertisements shall include the same language.

15: Background checks, no felony
MMC staff shall submit to and pass a background investigation by the Los
Angeles Police Department or DOJ.
16: Business structure

MMC shall mean a cooperative or collective of three or more Qualified
Patients or Primary Caregivers that facilitates the lawful cultivation and
distribution of Medical Marijuana and operates not for profit, consistent with
California Health & Safety Code Sections11362.5 et seq., with the Guidelines
for the Security and Non-diversion of Marijuana Grown for Medical Use issued
by the California Attorney General in August 2008, and with this Article. A
cooperative must be organized and registered as a Consumer Cooperative
Corporation under the California Corporations Code, Sections 12300, et Rev.
7/22/09 2seq., or a Nonprofit Cooperative Association under the California
Food and Agricultural Code, Sections 54002, et seq. A collective may be

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