I think there are far too many dispensaries in Studio City—for such a small area, no more than two should be sufficient in our entire Studio City. What can be done? —Lee
Thank you for this question, Lee. There are currentlyon Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. Ten of them are located east of Laurel Canyon, with the greatest concentration between Colfax and Tujunga.
I received so many emails and calls after the latest dispensary opened over the New Year’s weekend, four doors west of a current dispensary location and very close to the homes on the hillside.
I decided to place the issue of the proliferation of MMD on the (LUC) agenda last week to have a frank discussion with our stakeholders.
About , several of them who operate MMD. Many questions were answered and many statements were made that surprised us. It was decided to put together a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Advisory Committee. Ten stakeholders volunteered to be part of the committee.
The task of the committee will be to continue the path the LUC has taken to make a list of recommendations of how we would like the MMDs to operate. The SCNC board will then approve that will approve these recommendations for the MMDs in Studio City.
We decided that if the federal, state, county and city governments cannot get the regulations on the books for various reasons, we will do it. We agreed that the voters of California made it clear that medical marijuana is a medicine and citizens should have access to it.