Measure C Author Urges Voters to Oppose His Pot Club Proposal

The author of Measure C, a ballot initiative that would replace San Jose’s medical marijuana laws, announced today that he opposes his own campaign.

“We won that battle,” said James Anthony, the attorney who filed the measure for the June ballot. “Measure C has been wildly successful already. It gave us the political power and leverage to get City Hall to cooperate. I think that when you win, then you move on to the next battle.”

It’s a dramatic about-face for a man who has fought the city over marijuana regulations going on six years. This also puts Anthony on the same team as longtime nemesis Chuck Reed, the former mayor who’s leading the charge against Measure C.

Reed had his own change of heart last month when he stood side by side with collectives he once opposed to denounce Anthony’s measure.

“If this passes, then it’s essentially an invitation to the federal government to come back in and shut down dispensaries and start confiscating property,” Reed told San Jose Inside. “You have to have a safe and effective regulatory system or you become a target. We have one in San Jose right now.”

Anthony, who originally filed his initiative in 2014 after the city enacted its new regulatory scheme, revived the effort last winter to test the city. It appears to have worked. The measure pressured City Hall to relax some of its rules, particularly requirements that each collective create a closed-loop business model, where all products are grown or manufactured on site..

“Now, it seems to me like both at the City Council and the staff levels, there’s been a sincere attempt to understand how the industry works and how it’s evolving and coming up with something workable,” Anthony said.

He warns voters to look out for pro-Measure C campaign fliers, lawn signs and other material because somebody has co-opted the Sensible San Jose name to continue the campaign without him.

“Sensible San Jose says vote ‘no’ on Measure C,” he says. “We’ve got the city cooperating, so why would I want to push them back into harassment and busts and ridiculous inspections? I just want to be clear that as far as Sensible San Jose is concerned, we won that battle. It’s time to make peace.”

Jennifer Wadsworth is a staff writer for San Jose Inside and Metro Newspaper. Email tips to [email protected] or follow her on Twitter at @jennwadsworth.

58 Comments

    • In this situation, Chuch Reed is on the wrong side of history again as he was on Measure B

      Measure C creates safe, sensible regulation. Dispensaries are not allowed in residential zones nor are they allowed within 1000 ft of schools.

      Here we go again with the boogeyman, “Marijuana”. The reality is there is plenty of legislation in place at the State level guaranteeing Marijuana stays away from children. Prop 215 never allows for the transfer of cannabis to non patients (children per se). Gov. Brown signed the MMSRA last Sept.

      The MMRSA establishes the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation under the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Dept. of Food and Agriculture has responsibility for regulating cultivation and processing, and the Dept. of Public Health for developing standards for the manufacture, testing, and production and labeling of all cannabis products; the Dept of Pesticide Regulation for developing pesticide standards. See SB 643, adding Section 19332(g) of the Business and Professions Code, hereinafter (“B&PC”).

      http://www.cacannabisindustry.org/legislation-action

      • Sojourner Mistaken writes: “Dispensaries are not allowed in residential zones..” Measure C REMOVES the existing 150 foot buffer from residential uses and the 1,000 foot restriction from day care centers and pre schools.

        • WRONG! Dispensaries are not allowed in RE zones whatsoever. He can’t quote the ordinance because it’s not in the ordinance!

          Another save the children post. The sky is falling, hurry run!

          • The City Attorney’s analysis of measure C in the official voter pamphlet states specifically states that “Measure C would REMOVE several of these current location restrictions for collectives, including 150 feet from residential uses…” [caps mine].

          • @JOHNMICHAEL O’CONNOR

            You didn’t quote the ordinance. I want to see the exact language in the ordinance that says it’s allowed in RES Zones. You can’t produce/link to the text, because it doesn’t exist.

    • James Anthony is a sellout who deserves a swift kick in the balls from every mmj patient in the bay area.
      San Jose’s current ordinances are failing already. The remaining clubs all have long lines and are running out of quality meds. Patients are not going to tolerate it. This is creating a situation which nurtures the black market. Patients are going to turn to that black market for relief.

      it has me wondering if Chuck Reed has investments in the black market?

  1. Sounds like something they do in Congress. “Win or lose I was on the other side with you” !

  2. The reality is the city cretaed a monopoly for the few pot clubs who were connected and had multiple millions of dollars in funding.

    Measure C Benefits:

    -Regulates & Taxes medical marijuana related businesses, similar to alcohol. Funds may go back into the general fund for schools, community programs and law enforcement.

    -Provides safe access where marijuana businesses can be located; away from sensitive uses e.g. 1000 feet away from public/private schools.

    -Prohibits the City from using City funds to assist in the enforcement of Federal controlled substance laws to the extent that they are inconsistent with California marijuana laws.

    ***Please do not be fooled by “anti-measure C” officials who do not care about patients, but rather have a financial stake by creating a monopoly. The price of medical marijuana will go up, while the quality will go down. We need your help to stop the madness once and for all. Please spread the word!

  3. The MMRSA establishes the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation under the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Dept. of Food and Agriculture has responsibility for regulating cultivation and processing, and the Dept. of Public Health for developing standards for the manufacture, testing, and production and labeling of all cannabis products; the Dept of Pesticide Regulation for developing pesticide standards. See SB 643, adding Section 19332(g) of the Business and Professions Code, hereinafter (“B&PC”).

  4. Vote Yes for measure C because it’s the smart thing to do. It is a fair measure and does keep collectives away from children by not allowing clubs in residential zone. I know alot of patients and none are happy with the collectives now. They want access, variety, and better prices that competition brings. The 16 is not enough to do anything with. There is still no access and no safe access. The zones are in dangerous neighborhoods now, where you need to wear a gas mask just for the toxic air that auto body repair shops, junk yards, and trailer parks bring. I used to like to drive to my local dispensary in a beautiful neighbor hood and I didn’t need a body gaurd to get out of the the car at night but now I need one just to buy my meds in the day with all the homeless trailers surrounding the new shops. Looks like san jose colletives are no longer safe to go into so I’d rather take my business to another city. Better yet, san jose can keep my business by voting yes on measure c. http://hi72256.wix.com/yesonmeasurec

    • Corinna,
      You didn’t have to wear a gas mask and have an armed escort in my neighborhood until you pot heads moved 2 section 8 drug dealers and a crack house into the area.

      You only have to look at my neighborhood watch blotter to see the results of bad habits/meds and how they get paid for. Breakin’s, muggings, car thefts. We’re putting up cameras, photographing cars, taking down plate #s, and harassing people doing business here. Politicians put the pot dispensaries close to trailer parks and body shops where most of the clients live! You can get a nice high off of paint fumes.

      By all means take your business to another city, I suggest a move to the free safe state of Colorado….

      • Wearing a gas mask ? Just another one of your bold-faced lies ! Armed escorts ? Another damn lie ! Section 8 housing (for poor & disabled people) & crack houses have been around for decades & have absolutely nothing to do with cannabis dispensaries ! Who is holding a gun to your head & forcing you to live in such a seedy neighborhood ? Living there is your own choice ! Break-ins,car thefts & muggings have been occurring since the invent of buildings,automobiles & homo sapiens & happen everyday in cities without cannabis dispensaries. In fact many studies have found that the areas in direct proximity to these dispensaries are actually safer due to their own security measures (guards,cameras,lighting) ! We get it,you hate cannabis & everyone who enjoys it’s many benefits ! Well isn’t that’s just too damn bad ! You do realize that there are tens of thousands of cannabis enthusiasts in San Jose & if they were all committing crimes the Governor would have dispatched the National Guard long ago ! You do paint with a pretty broad brush for someone with such a miniscule easel ! You’re obviously either a) delusional and/or b) a pathological liar who continuously distorts the truth to fit your own vivid imagination & hateful views ! Do you really believe that anyone takes any of your specious propaganda seriously ? Are you really that stupid ? Your problem is likely all of those paint fumes you’ve been huffing,as it appears that doing so has addled what little brains you had left ! Nobody here needs to move to Colorado,because California voters will be legalizing the recreational use of cannabis this November ! On the other hand you seem to be very unhappy here now & come November I’m sure that you & everyone else would be much happier if you moved elsewhere yourself ! Bon voyage & au revoir,you & your ilk certainly won’t be missed ! I just wish I could be there to see you off,because having the opportunity to laugh in your face would be another dream come true !!!

        • Frank,
          Your head so far up your pot smoking roach you can’t even read, tell it to Corrina Rays she’s the one with the gas mask! As for the illegal pot sales that’s all on tape. The people in this section 8 aren’t
          old or disabled they are how ever a crime wave. Cops are here 2 or 3 times a week.

          Hopefully before November you and your ilk will be sucking up oxygen in a lung cancer ward. Having you choke to death in my face would be a dream come true.

          Bad Boy, Bad Boy, What you gonna do?
          What you gonna do when old Trump comes for you?

          Now I’m as funny as you Frank

          • Illegal drug sales happen everyday in San Jose & have no connection whatsoever to the legal sale of medical marijuana at cannabis dispensaries. Besides the cannabis purchased at city approved cannabis dispensaries is already so expensive that no one could make a profit from it’s resale. As far as your pal Trump is concerned maybe he comes for you (& visa versa),but that’s really none of my business ! I don’t know anything more about his perverse sexual proclivities than what I’ve heard on the news recently ! You can do whatever makes you happy,you’re both consenting adults & I’m certainly not one of those religious prudes. As long as your mental incapacity doesn’t render you unable to give your consent,the two of you can do whatever it is you do ! In response to your concern about my health,here’s hoping you die a slow,agonizingly painful death & nobody finds your rotting corpse for weeks ! You know that the only real crime that’s been committed hereabouts lately,is your most recent assault on the intelligence on those who’ve had the misfortune of reading your ignorant & ill-conceived remarks ! Alas poor your ick,you’ll never be as bright,clever or funny as me,but keep making your pathetic attempts at humor because even a blind “squirrel” may eventually find an acorn ! Then again considering your previous egregious efforts to be funny,the accumulated evidence makes perfectly clear that such a possibility is extremely unlikely ! Hysterical yes,humorous no !!!

          • Oh Frank,
            You have now insulted LGBT, broadcast your homophobic tendency to the readers, smeared the sextual proclivity of politicians from city hall to the Whitehouse. You have also called my right to free speech a crime.
            Who else says things like that? Hillary Obama!

            For you to be hysterically funny Frank we would all have to be smoking turds.

          • Frank do violent armed robberies have anything to do with Cannabis “pharmacies”?

          • 7 dead family members in Ohio last week might like to voice an opinion if they could!

          • The Ohio murders were most likely a hit by Mexican cartels. If you want to get rid of the cartels you legalize drugs. Legalization hits them where it hurts and reduces their effectiveness.

            To link Measure C to the Ohio murders is exactly the kind of farcical logical leap required to vote no on Measure C.

    • “It is a fair measure and does keep collectives away from children by not allowing clubs in residential zone. You’ve been smoking too much MMJ, Corinna. Measure C removes the existing 150 foot location restriction from residential uses. It also eliminates the 1,000 yard location restrictions around pre-schools and child day care centers. Read the City Attorney’s analysis in the voter pamphlet, or have someone read it to you and explain it in words of one syllable before you toke on your “medicine” in the morning.

    • Corinna Reyes was involved in one of the closed down illegal dispensaries hence her position.

      • If your referring to San Jose’s GSCC in July 2014, it was never illegal, it was only extorted from my bad landlord Kim Kruger and her husband Alex Alonzo who had criminal and illegal tendencies. I won my appeal against her in DEC 2014. Feel free to read the published decision by 3 judges who gave her their middle finger. The City shouldn’t let just any landlord (that have a criminal background in grand theft and killed a previous tenant in 2005 with a key witness who evaded service according to the Palo Alto District attorney office) lease to a dispensary. Imagine your a rich dispensary and a poor landlord leases to you because they say they feel sorry for individuals with cancer. White Collar Criminals come in all shapes and licenses, just ask the California attorney bar. Attorneys lose licenses everyday for committing acts of moral torp kind. God bless you!
        Google KIM KRUGER,
        Plaintiff and Respondent,
        v.
        CORINA REYES et al.,
        Defendants and Appellants WINNING Case No. 1-14-AP-001641

  5. Vote Yes on San Jose Measure C! Here’s why:
    http://hi72256.wix.com/yesonmeasurec
    http://www.sensiblesanjose.com/

    Don’t be fooled. The City shouldn’t be pressured, if they have a brain. Pressuring the City once means they will need to be pressured again. The City will constantly need to be pressured. Take for example, after the 16 collectives in December, Angelique Gaeta threatened them by telling them not to vote for measure C. Doesn’t sound like the city is cooperating. Cooperation is far from the truth. So why would I not vote Yes on measure C. Reasons like, “want to push them back into harassment and busts and ridiculous inspections?” Aren’t possible the regulation on the State level was signed last September by Gov Brown the MMRSA. No battle has been won and in fact a no vote creates problems that have already been resolved with the State regulation. The City took forever as usual in regulating but the truth is the State beat them to it first. I love the State of California.

  6. Right, An attorney http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/203150 wants you to support his client (Harborside).

    Harborside wants to maintain their monopoly position in San Jose. They don’t want any other clubs to open.

    This is about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    DO NOT BE FOOLED

    Measure C Benefits:

    -Regulates & Taxes medical marijuana related businesses, similar to alcohol. Funds may go back into the general fund for schools, community programs and law enforcement.

    -Provides safe access where marijuana businesses can be located; away from sensitive uses e.g. 1000 feet away from public/private schools.

    -Prohibits the City from using City funds to assist in the enforcement of Federal controlled substance laws to the extent that they are inconsistent with California marijuana laws.

    ***Please do not be fooled by “anti-measure C” officials who do not care about patients, but rather have a financial stake by creating a monopoly. The price of medical marijuana will go up, while the quality will go down. We need your help to stop the madness once and for all. Please spread the word!R

  7. Don’t be fooled by the greedy dispensaries that are attempting to monopolize the market by paying out Chuck Reed & SJ Mercury/San Jose Inside to produce these ridiculously biased news releases. Reed has ALWAYS been anti-pot, and suddenly he is getting out of retirement to team up with a few clubs? 16 of them handed him $500,000+ to deceive the public. Vote YES on Measure C.

  8. http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-neighborhoods/ci_29758593/san-jose-city-officials-warn-that-measure-c

    > Assistant city manager Angelique Gaeta didn’t assuage their fears. She said that while dispensaries are only allowed to operate in mostly industrial areas under the city’s program, Measure C would open exponentially more locations by allowing them in agricultural, industrial, commercial pedestrian, commercial neighborhood and certain planned development zoning districts.

    Bottom line:

    It looks to me like passing Measure C markedly increases the chances of encountering Frank Mockery or another cognitively impaired marijuana addict nearer to your home or community.

  9. WHAT SAY YOU!

    A YES VOTE means:

    THEY (Marijuana Clubs) SHOULD BE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY, IN COMMERCIAL ZONES, ESPECIALLY COMMERCIAL PEDESTRIAN AND COMMERCIAL NEIGHBORHOOD, AND RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO RESIDENCES, SO MARIJUANA USERS DON’T HAVE TO DRIVE TO FAR AWAY PLACES TO RECEIVE MEDICA TION-THEY CAN JUST WALK AROUND THE CORNER TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD POT CLUB!!!THEY SHOULD BE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY, IN COMMERCIAL ZONES, ESPECIALLY COMMERCIAL PEDESTRIAN AND COMMERCIAL NEIGHBORHOOD, AND RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO RESIDENCES, SO MARIJUANA USERS DON’T HAVE TO DRIVE TO FAR AWAY PLACES TO RECEIVE MEDICA TION-THEY CAN JUST WALK AROUND THE CORNER TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD POT CLUB!!! —-James Anthony Proponent and Chair of Sensible San Jose.

    https://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/55196

    • I have been of the opinion since the mid-60’s that marijuana should be legal for personal use, with regulation and taxation identical to that controlling alcohol sales and use. I do not believe in the MMJ/”patient” hypocrisy espoused by many. Anyone with a pulse and a good story about “pain” or “nausea” can find an MD willing to prescribe MMJ. Getting an MMJ card is easier than getting a handicapped placard to put on your car. That said, I don’t want a bunch of dopers hanging around in my neighborhood as they currently do around some dispensaries. A bunch of dopers hanging around near my house reduces my property value. There should be a requirement that they buy their dope and go back to their house or a friend’s house to hang out and toke their weed, limiting the time to 15 minutes that they can hang out near the “dispensaries.” Measure C REMOVES the existing 150 feet from residential uses limitation. I believe that location restriction should be lengthened, not removed.

    • It’s so obvious he sabotaged with the all caps. He’s actually lying when he used the word “EVERYWHERE”. It’s not allowed in Residential zones for starters.

      silly rabbit

      Prop 215 never allows for the transfer of medicine to non-patients (children per se)

  10. WHAT SAY YOU!

    A YES VOTE means:

    Currently, the City’s fines for violations of the medical marijuana regulatory program range from
    $2,500 to $50,000 per violation. Measure C would reduce all the fines to $100.

    Under existing law, collectives are prohibited within 1000 feet of preschools, K-12 schools, child daycare centers, community centers, libraries and parks; within 500 feet of substance abuse rehabilitation centers; and within 150 feet of residential uses, adult daycare centers, and religious assemblies. Measure C would remove several of these current location restrictions for collectives, including 150 feet from residential uses; 150 feet from religious assemblies; 500 feet from substance abuse rehabilitation centers; 1000 feet from preschools; 1,000 feet from child daycare centers; and 1,000 feet from libraries. Measure C would also remove the 1,000 foot buffer from parks—- CITY ATTORNEY’S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE C

    https://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/55191

    • < -Provides safe access where marijuana businesses can be located; away from sensitive uses e.g. 1000 feet away from schools/playgrounds.

      Not good enough.

      I want 75,000 feet.

      And specifically, I want the smelly stuff 75,000 feet away from ME.

      AND, I want the "patients" who use "medicinal" marijuana to be required to use full body containment suits.with complete recycling and no venting of any toxic substance to the external environment.

      • Please go back inside and take your meds. Toxic substance, laughable. We are talking about an organic grade plant. Let’s compare that to the noxious car exhaust, engineered tobacco, and other crap in the air.

        give it a rest

        • > We are talking about an organic grade plant.

          Tobacco is organic. Fireplace wood is organic. Petroleum is organic. Animal offal is organic.

          So, what’s your point, Mr. Big Marijuana?

          The public is NOW supposed to tolerate second hand smoke so Big Marijuana can make a buck?

          • “tobacco is organic”, laughable man. Yea, and cigarettes don’t cause cancer.

            cigarettes vs marijuana (as they are both consumed by the body)

            The FDA allows them to “engineer cigarettes” while cannabis will be under absolute control of the MMSRA and County Health Agencies. Another example of the double standards when it comes to “boogeyman” marijuana.

            http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/whats-in-a-cigarette.html

            What’s In a Cigarette?

            There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 7,000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are poisonous.

            Many of these chemicals also are found in consumer products, but these products have warning labels. While the public is warned about the danger of the poisons in these products, there is no such warning for the toxins in tobacco smoke.

            Here are a few of the chemicals in tobacco smoke and other places they are found:

            Acetone – found in nail polish remover
            Acetic Acid – an ingredient in hair dye
            Ammonia – a common household cleaner
            Arsenic – used in rat poison
            Benzene – found in rubber cement
            Butane – used in lighter fluid
            Cadmium – active component in battery acid
            Carbon Monoxide – released in car exhaust fumes
            Formaldehyde – embalming fluid
            Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid
            Lead – used in batteries
            Naphthalene – an ingredient in mothballs
            Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel
            Nicotine – used as insecticide
            Tar – material for paving roads
            Toluene – used to manufacture paint

            What’s in an e-cigarette? Get the facts about nicotine, flavorings, colorings and other chemicals found in e-cigarettes.

            http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarettes-and-lung-health.html

        • Mr Kerrigan,
          It’s nice to know that all marijuana is organically grown to the same clean room standards required by the FDA, and know one have ever spiked it with any artificial colors, flavors or something fattening. How about some LSD, peyote, funny mushrooms, or toad squeezings.

          No that would never happen if we change the rules.
          Furthermore no criminal types would ever try to thump their way into a legitimate business in San Jose like the do in big cities around the world.

          We are just too powerful and smart for the Al Capone and El Chapo types.

          • The “Rules” exist at the State and County Levels. The San Jose ordinance DOES NOT any provisions for the quality of medicine. Citation please to prove me wrong.

            A YES Vote on Measure C DOES NOT affect testing or quality of marijuna as that is regulated at the state level.

            Nice try..

            THE CCIA “Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act” (MMRSA) CHEAT SHEET:

            REGULATORY STRUCTURE

            The MMRSA establishes the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation under the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Dept. of Food and Agriculture has responsibility for regulating cultivation and processing, and the Dept. of Public Health for developing standards for the manufacture, testing, and production and labeling of all cannabis products; the Dept of Pesticide Regulation for developing pesticide standards. See SB 643, adding Section 19332(g) of the Business and Professions Code, hereinafter (“B&PC”).
            TESTING

            Testing of cannabis will be mandated prior to delivery to dispensaries or other businesses (AB 266 adding B&PC 19341 to 19346).

            https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB266

    • You should NEVER go to a proponent or an opponent of any measure to find “the truth” . Instead, you should look to the impartial analysis in the voter pamphlet.

      • That’s not an impartial analysis. The author of the Measure has flipped sides and has sabotaged the measure. The voter pamphlet has basically been usurped by the No on C guys.

        The big players initiated Measure C to get what they wanted, control. Now they have it and don’t want to rock the boat so they have flipped sides to maintain their monopoly position

        The big players are mentioned here. Read the comments. We know what big business wants, more $$$$.

        A yes vote on C prevents big business from dominating the san jose market.

        http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2015/12/11/san-joses-top-pot-club-official-denies-threatening-collectives/

        • Attempting to make the argument marijuana smoke is less dangerous to the lungs than tobacco smoke is laughable. If a marijuana user took 400 puffs a day like a two pack a day cigarette user ………..the cases of lung disease in a weed smoker would be similar to a tobacco smoker.

          In addition ……… never believe ANYTHING the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Tobacco Free Kids, the FDA etc. ever say on the subject of e-cigs. They are all paid to spew this nonsense by the makers of Nicorette Gum (SmithKline Beecham) and by the makers of the nicotine patch (Novartis). Both of these Big Pharma companies are basically are some of the largest funders to these established organizations. But nice try James …………. you probably come off smart or something in your circles I’m sure.

          • There’s a double standard when multiple agencies are there to ensure marijuana is completely “organic” and then the FDA lets the tobacoo companies add those 600 chemicals into tobacco.

            http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/

            “Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death.

            * Worldwide, tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.

            *Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including nearly 42,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day.

            * On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.

            * If smoking continues at the current rate among U.S. youth, 5.6 million of today’s Americans younger than 18 years of age are expected to die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. This represents about one in every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger who are alive today.1

            TOBACCO OK, BUT MARIJUANA NO. It’s not whether tobacco is less carcinogenic than marijuana. It’s the aforementioned double standard. Nice try though.

            Go out on that limb why don’t you

  11. Anna the web site you refer to states, ” Funds may go back into the general fund for schools,”. They may? Or may not. Will it or not? School budget from general fund? Anna can you point to where Sensible San Jose got this information. I think I might have missed it.

  12. Add David Berti to the list of people who erroneously believe that “– A Yes Vote for Measure C DOES NOT allow marijuana in residential neighborhoods.” The City Attorney’s analysis specifically states that “Measure C would remove several of these current location restrictions for collectives, including 150 feet from residential uses…”

    • Hey Jmo,

      It also removed the disqualification for “Crimes of Moral Turpitude” at any level, and raised it to only felonies (without any mention of Moral Turpitude)

      Also the “Yes on C” people here, are the same usernames that have been on a reddit astroturf/sock puppet campaign. They made such a mess of things that the moderators there decided to just outright ban them.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/SanJose/comments/4jngnn/measure_cmarijuana_megathread/

      • Robert Cortese on how the “corporate overlords” have taken over the San Jose marijuana market:

        Dec. 16/2015 San Jose Inside story:

        http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2015/12/11/san-joses-top-pot-club-official-denies-threatening-collectives/

        Please don’t think for a minute your opinions represent ours.It doesn’t. If you’re here to actually get medicine to help people, great, but you’re not. You do it purely for profit and to succumb to the will of your corporate overlords. The only reason you are here is because you guys are opportunists. Why don’t you pack your sorry butts up and go back where you came from.

        Same article:

        The “Sensible San Jose” folks are the opposite. Big big money. You look at our closest competitor, and you can tell they dropped $1m on just their grow alone.

        YOU HAVE NO CREDIBILITY. This is about money. The big guys gave “Haze” a seat at the table so now it’s not about money? Which Robert is this? Are you against “corporate overlords” when they are attempting to get rid of you as a competitor. But now that you are “in”. They aren’t corporate overlords anymore. No, “Haze” has wants to become just like them, “a corporate overlord”.

        You are obiously biased as you are entrenched with the monopoly interests.

        • My credibility? I’ve stuck by the SJ regulations the entire time, not flip flopping once. Your soundbite doesn’t reflect that. Going back and actually reading that article, many of the same clubs that were for Measure C, are now against.

          Also I don’t need to hide behind anonymity, or 100’s of sock puppet accounts. You’ve compromised your own position on C by engaging in this behavior. In the words of Gene Wilder:

          • ANYTIME an industry favors regulation as the entrenched marijuana lobby in San Jose does here (why is that). It must treat them nicely!

            Regardless of Measure C results; the MMSRA governs marijuana from seed to sale throughout the state and it explicitly includes provisions to test for drugged drivers.

            http://www.cannabusiness.com/news/politi

            Assemblyman Rob Bonta, who authored a portion of the bills, wrote “Patients will have assurances that their products are safe. Law enforcement will have a foundation for identifying drugged drivers and increased funding to protect the public.”

            https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces

            ” [ Approved by Governor October 09, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State October 09, 2015. ] ”

            “19303. Protection of the public shall be the highest priority for the bureau in exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions under this chapter. Whenever the protection of the public is inconsistent with other interests sought to be promoted, the protection of the public shall be paramount.”

            19315. (a) Nothing in this chapter shall be interpreted to supersede or limit existing local authority for law enforcement activity..

            19318. (c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), criminal penalties shall continue to apply to an unlicensed person engaging in commercial cannabis activity in violation of this chapter, including, but not limited to, those individuals covered under Section 11362.7 of the Health and Safety Code.

            The MMSRA provides for criminal penalties and allows local law enforcement to get the job done!

  13. WRONG! Measure C REMOVES the existing 150 foot location restriction from residential uses.

      • > Measure C DOES NOT allow dispensaries in Residential Zones. Period!

        Very Clintonesque. True but deceptive and irrelevant.

        It (apparently) allows a dispensary in a “non-residential zone” that is adjacent to a residential zone, AND as close as 150 feet to a residence.

        150 feet is approximately the width of an arterial street.

        In other words, Measure C allows a dispensary to be across the street from a residence.

  14. Yes on Measure C! The biased SJ Mercury keeps cranking out smear articles against Measure C because Council said so. Its a good thing this day in age only old farts still read the The Merc, which has become a joke. Might as well call it The Liccardo Times.

  15. I prefer “The Lieccardo Times” personally.

    But that rag is usually referred to as the “Murky News” by the locals.

  16. The cognitively impaired JAMES KARRIGAN posted:

    > “tobacco is organic”, laughable man.

    It’s a SCIENTIFIC FACT that tobacco is organic, Mr. Karrigan.

    Go ahead and laugh at science if it makes you feel smart.

    It just demonstrates your level of impairment,.

  17. They should close them all down. You can go in with a hangnail and get a “prescription” from the pet docs that work for the MMCs.