Congratulations to Northern Ca. U.S. A.G., Melinda Haag for finally coughing up a reason – as weak as it was, for gutting like a crazed beast voter approved CA Prop 215. Ms. Haag (an appropriate name) finally spoke up after her near mute media presence over the last few weeks — during an interview with KQED Haag tried to rationalize the DOJ’s crackdown on medical marijuana in CA.
One of the laughable primary reasons given for the DOJ shutting down 5 licensed, permitted, and taxpaying medical marijuana collectives in San Francisco were this: marijuana collectives cause crime and cannabis dispensaries threaten our kids.
As it turns out when asked for evidence of such broad based statements, Ms. Haag, the feds nor the DOJ would name the schools, or the complainants, and definitely won’t make available the statistics cited to justify the crackdown on medical marijuana collective’s state wide. No worries though — We can trust them…Right?
Let’s take a look at some their crystal clear logic when enforced in the San Francisco Ca. area. The medical marijuana collective crackdown has led more than a little confusion – for instance 2 of the medicinal marijuana shops that were closed by Haag happened to be located in lovely Tenderloin district, where hopefully the medical pot issue ranks somewhere below the constant prostitution and open air heroin and crack dealing visible daily as threats to your kids.
“The Divinity Tree is two blocks away and around the corner from the [Tenderloin Children's] playground,” the reason why that dispensary was closed, said David Goldman, a member of San Francisco’s chapter of Americans for Safe Access. “In the intervening space are several massage parlors, bars, and liquor stores. Across the street from the playground stands an adult theater with a marquee blatantly advertising an ‘erotic circus.’”