‘Immediate concerns of patients, businesses, neighbors’ to be addressed at city medical-marijuana symposium

With at least half a dozen dispensaries in West Seattle, this might be of interest: The city has announced a public symposium one week from today, November 20th, “for those concerned about access to safe medical marijuana and the location of marijuana-related businesses in the city.” This comes as the mayor and council work on “a common-sense regulatory framework to govern where and how these businesses operate in Seattle.” If you’re interested in attending the 5-7:45 pm event at City Hall next Thursday, full details are here.

5 Replies to "'Immediate concerns of patients, businesses, neighbors' to be addressed at city medical-marijuana symposium"

  • Concerned November 14, 2014 (12:40 am)

    Personally, I don’t want these seedy storefronts in my neighborhood. They all look like there’s something nefarious going on, and please explain how you can justify six of them in West Seattle when there aren’t that many more legitimate pharmacies serving thousands of customers. The city defintiely needs to get this under control. I am not against the sale of legal marijuana but do believe that the so called medical marijuana dealers are taking advantage of what is now an unregulated market….Mr. Murray wake up!

  • Foam November 14, 2014 (5:04 am)

    I remember that big marijuana warehouse bust
    earlier this year and now, two more houses
    in Gatewood couple weeks ago. What is going on?

    These medical marijuana stores and growers
    are not licensed by the state. They don’t pay
    taxes or have any kind of regulation. They can
    grow and sell anywhere. How can they grow
    marijuana in a residential area near schools
    and parks? Really, REALLY ticks me off.

    I am definitely for legal marijuana, but I want
    a legal system with licenses and regulations.
    This is not what I voted for.

  • Nick November 14, 2014 (6:12 am)

    There are probably a lot more pharmacies in west Seattle than medical cannabis dispensaries. So basically your okay with people getting there OxyContin but medical cannabis is seedy and nefarious. I have noticed no change in crime due to dispensaries and they obviously wouldn’t be there if there was not a demand by patients. The recreational system is not affordable for patients who seek relief from cannabis. You just don’t like cannabis and this nimby crap is ridiculous.@concerned

  • Rcl November 14, 2014 (6:32 am)

    Homegrow for all!

  • Nick November 14, 2014 (7:39 am)

    I am not supporting these big grows which are against the medical cannabis law but patients or care givers are allowed to grow up to 15 plants which is legal. The city also allows medical gardens in patient homes in resdidential neighborhoods. Stop the hypocrisy the legal cannabis is a disaster there are two stores serving all of Seattle and the state is regulating recreational cannabis which is too expensive for patients and also they generally do not grow medicinal plants rich in cbd. So your for people getting high but people who get relief from cannabis for a medical condition are seedy and nefarious

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