What about medicinal only?
Many opponents of regulated cannabis activity in our town have stated that the convincing win of Proposition 64 in Benicia was not an indication that the community actually wants adult use sales here. Some have even stated they voted for legalization but don’t want it sold here. Some of these folks acknowledged the medicinal efficacy of cannabis, but don’t want Proposition 215 patients like myself to buy it here either. Many of the opponents of regulated activity have railed against cannabis sales on First Street specifically, citing a loss of small-town charm. It is interesting to note that some of these folks are also advocates of new housing development. I do not support any new housing projects, now or ever.
Some have referenced the Vallejo action to limit cannabis sales to medicinal only pending a vote in November to assess community appetite for adult use sales.
I support a motion to limit local cannabis sales to medicinal only pending a vote in November on adult use sales. While we’re voting on that issue, we can also put an end to the First Street debate by proposing a Downtown Mixed Use Master Plan amendment to permit cannabis activity. I don’t expect any of the anti-cannabis assembly to say a word about medicinal only pending a vote, or the First Street issue because when a real vote happens on these two points, the odds are they will lose, again.