Please weigh in on Marijuana Retail Stores. In the wake of legalization in California of recreational marijuana legalization, local jurisdictions are considering ways to regulate marijuana sales and cultivation in their communities. The time for input is now!
The Coalition Connection, which consists of two community coalitions in the Ross Valley and the Twin Cities areas seeking to reduce underage substance use, is urging a one-year moratorium on establishing new medical or recreational retail stores. This will allow for more data to help our communities carefully weigh the positive and negative impacts of marijuana businesses in our towns. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larkspur, San Anselmo and Fairfax are three towns considering allowing marijuana retail stores in the near future. Should you wish to weigh in on this matter, email your Council Members or attend Council Meetings and speak during Open Comment Sessions.
The next Larkspur City Council meetings are on Wednesday, October 4th and 18th at 6:30 pm at the City Council Chambers, 400 Magnolia Avenue. For more information go to http://www.ci.larkspur.ca.us/288/Agendas-and-Minutes.
San Anselmo Town Council meetings Tuesdays at Town Council Chambers, 535 San Anselmo Avenue. For notifications of San Anselmo Town Council meetings, go to http://townofsananselmo.org.
The next Fairfax Town Council meeting is Wednesday, October 4th at 7 pm at the Women's Club, 46 Park Road. For notice of future Fairfax Town Council meetings, email email@example.com.
One factor to take into account is whether marijuana retail outlets should be in proximity to places frequented by children. Exposure through proximity increases normalization and decreases the perception of harm - and that leads to increased usage of marijuana among adolescents and teens.