PASADENA - MARIJUANA IN THE CITY
In this article we talk about some interesting facts about the city with a focus on the main issue, Marijuana.
We address the important and frequently asked questions about MMJ:
- Where can I buy good legal weed in town?
- How can I become a legal Medical Marijuana patient?
- Where can I find a Cannabis collective in town?
- How can I get a 420 Medical Marijuana Doctor evaluation?
- Is there a nearby place I can get a Cannabis ID card?
- Can I get Marijuana delivered to my home?
- Where is a nearby dispensary with lab tested Marijuana?
- Can I grow weed at home?
- What are the latest laws concerning permits and ordinances?
- How can I get a Doctor's recommendation and growers permit?
- Where can I find a good Medical Marijuana lawyer in the city?
With a population of about about 140,000 citizens, Pasadena ranks as California's 40th largest city. Pasadena was was the second LA city to be incorporated (1886). The city has rich tradition. It is home to the Rose Bowl, notable scientific and cultural institutions including:
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Pasadena City College
- Fuller Theological Seminary
- Art Center College of Design
- Pasadena Playhouse
- Norton Simon Museum of Art
- Pacific Asia Museum.
Pasadena was originally a Rancho, an original Mexican land grant. The Rancho engulfed today's communities of Pasadena, Altadena and South Pasadena.
After the annexation of California in 1848, the predominant land holder Senior Garfias sold sections of the property virgin Anglo settlers that found their way to California. Much of the property was purchased by a Mr. Benjamin Wilson. Big Ben established a grand Vineyard as the first major grape drop in the vicinity.
Two original colonies, the Indiana Colony about Arroyo Seco and Fair Oaks Avenue and a settlement near Wilson's Lake Vineyard eventually merged into the City of Pasadena.
As the popularity of pleasant Pasadena grew, the town became a must stop for some in their journey on the Santa Fe Railroad. The interest in Pasadena snowballed into a snowball of major proportions. The wealthy flocked to Pasadena resorts to escape the harsh Eastern Winters. On their holidays, the wealthy did what the wealthy do best; business. With the influx of cash, new neighborhoods and business districts sprung to life. Soon LA would be linked properly with a modern highway furthering the business activity and growth of Pasadena.
During the Second World War Pasadena became a major staging area for the Pacific War. High tech manufacturing and scientific companies set up shop to service government contracts. This began a trend of aerospace companies relocating to town, with the most notable examples being NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ameron International and Tetra Tech.
In the 1950s, Pasadena grew into a multi-national community with African-Americans. Lations and Armenians relocating to the city.
Sadly, over the years Downtown Pasadena has become a dangerous place with an above average murder and crime rate. Nevertheless, with lower real estate prices, the city is attracting some interesting artsy fartsy folk.
The Pasadena economy is dominated by the public and aerospace sectors.
Top 10 Employers in Pasadena
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Kaiser Permanente
- California Institute of Technology
- Huntington Hospital
- Pasadena Unified School District
- City of Pasadena
- Pasadena City College
- Bank of America
- Pacific Clinics
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SEARCH WIZARD MMJ - Search the City of Pasadena for Medical Marijuana
ORDINANCE - Cultivation of Medical Marijuana- 2016
REGULATIONS - General Smoking - 2016
The City Council finds that the smoking of tobacco, or any other weed or plant, is a positive danger to health and a material annoyance, inconvenience, discomfort and a health hazard to those who are present in confined and open spaces, and that smoking rates are on the increase among the youth population of Los Angeles County.
Council members voted 12-0 in favor of the motion, which calls for no new certificates to be issued for “any medical marijuana collective business activity.” The Los Angeles City Council voted in favor to stop issuing new business tax certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries. According to city leaders, maintaining a tax certificate does not indicate that the business is legal, but rather implies that the company has applied to pay taxes to the city.
In an effort to protect city rights over the medical marijuana industry, the Pasadena city council unanimously voted to approve the drafting of an ordinance that will ban the cultivation and the delivery of medical cannabis.
OPINION - Why Did The City Council of Pasadena Order the City Attorney To Draft an Ordinance Prohibiting Delivery and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana, - 2016
I attended a Pasadena City Council meeting on November 23rd where a staff recommendation was passed to “Direct the City Attorney to prepare and return with an ordinance within 30 days adding new sections to Chapter 8 of the Pasadena Municipal Code that prohibit the cultivation and delivery of medical marijuana in the City.” The Council also agreed that the Public Safety Committee will look at the issue of the dangers of unregulated marijuana delivery services in Pasadena within the next year.
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Marijuana Products And Services
Dispensaries, Delivery Services, Cannabis Clubs,Clinics, Doctors, 420 Evaluations in the city.
- 12 month Letter of Grower`s Recommendation from a licensed physician.
- 24/7 Online verification of your legal status.
- Medical Marijuana ID CARD.
- Grower's Authorization to cultivate up to 99 plants / possess 8 oz. or more of MMJ.
City Cannabis News
Despite a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, at least half a dozen operate within city limits.
And they’re not shy about it, with some claiming they have a legal right to do business. On social media, they advertise marijuana specials, post addresses and phone numbers, and even display full menus of the different strains available.
Some even have logos and signs on their front doors, with sandwich boards on the sidewalk, promoting their services. At least two continue to operate overtly right next door to the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
In October, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills collectively referred to as the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), which mandates that any state-licensed medical marijuana-related business cannot operate in any local jurisdiction in which it does not have a license.
The Pasadena City Council tonight will directing the City Attorney to prepare and return with an ordinance within 30 days adding new sections to Chapter 8 of the Pasadena Municipal Code that prohibit the cultivation and delivery of medical marijuana in the City.
In an Agenda Report to the City Council through the Public Safety Committee, Assistant City Manager Steve Mermell warned that Pasadena as a local jurisdiction could lose its ability to regulate the cultivation and sale of medical marijuana, and forfeit it in favor of the state, unless a such local ordinance is adopted.
While technically banned in Pasadena, the law remains hazy enough that there are cannabis collectives doing good business in town. Sophia Kercher got down in the weeds to sort out the situation.
Medical marijuana dispensaries may be banned in Pasadena but on North Mentor Avenue two cannabis collectives hand out green buds to a steady stream of patients nearly seven days a week. Here, the operations hang in the constant purgatory of marijuana-related federal, state and local laws. One of these collectives belongs to longtime Pasadena business owner, Liz McDuffie.
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A Long Beach City Council debate on how to regulate marijuana dispensaries in the city resulted in something of a twist: a split vote Tuesday to allow cannabis deliveries while banning storefront dispensaries — at least for the time being.
The new law could pave the way for brick-and-mortars pot shops at a later date. But the council’s vote doesn’t necessarily settle the matter.
Supporters advocating for storefront dispensaries want voters to decide the issue and have sued the city. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments in February over whether just such a proposed ballot measure could move forward.
Gov. Jerry Brown gave cities and counties more time to develop local regulations on the commercial growing of medical marijuana, amid concern that the March 1 deadline had many counties to hastily and haphazardly ban cultivation.
In 2015, Brown signed into law a system that regulates, license and tax those who grow and sell medical cannabis. But in hindsight, a serious mistake in the bill’s drafting set a March 1 deadline for cities to either adopt stronger rules or face living with the state restrictions that allow cultivation.