VENTURA - MARIJUANA IN THE CITY
"A recent survey shows that a majority of Ventura and Oxnard voters welcome a medical marijuana dispensary in their 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 nearly 120,000 people, Ventura ranks as the 56th largest city in California. Ventura is part of the LA Greater Metropolitan area. Some of the oldest human remains dating back about 12,000 years were discovered in the area. In 1782, the Spanish established a Mission not far from present day Ventura. The mission eventually grew into a town.
After the Mexican-American war of 1846, the majority of the Californian territory fell into American hands. Ten years later, the town had grown to the point where it was incorporated in 1866. The largely agricultural community got a boost with the discovery of oil in the 1920's. With the age of the automobile and personal mobility, the town experienced a wave of growth.
One of the great historical monuments in Ventura is the magnificent hacienda of the Mexican Governor Juan Bautista. The Olivas Adobe was built in 1849 on the banks of the Santa Clara River.
After the Civil War, American settlers arrived in the area with cash, buying land from the Mexicans or simply squat on vacant lands, which became homesteads in time. But for the most part, Ventura was not on the radar of Immigrants and remained an isolated backwater until the age of the automobile and the great oil boom that would literally transform the community overnight, from a sleepy little rural town into a cash flush happening spot.
In 1920, there were about 4,000 people in town. In ten years total population ramped up to nearly 12,000 and afterward continued to grow by about a thousand people per year. By 1950 the population was nearly 60,000. Due to the ongoing urban destruction of agricultural lands, the city has encouraged higher density developments inside the city to preserve nature's gifts, the fertile soils that feed the planet.
Today the economy has little in the way of basic industry required to survive. Almost all local jobs are in the private and healthcare sectors. If the government were to run out of money, communities like Ventura and every city like it, would become 3rd world.
- Top Employers in Ventura
- County of Ventura
- Ventura County Health Care Agency
- Ventura Unified School District
- Ventura College
- Community Memorial Hospital
- Argon ST
- City of San Buenaventura
- Employer's Depot
- MediTech Health Services
- Judicial Council of California
The latest Marijuana Ordinances - Permits - Meetings - News
TIGHTER RULES - AND FOR WHAT? Medical marijuana legislation tightens rules -2016
City officials across the state, including those in Ventura County, are tightening regulations on medical marijuana growth, sale and distribution. The rush to regulate comes on the heels of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act signed (in haste) by Gov. Jerry Brown in early October.
The initiative, which is comprised of three bills that gives the state oversight of the growth, sale and delivery of the medicinal plant in regard to patients with a doctor’s approval, as allowed by Proposition 215.
FREEDOM'S JUST ANOTHER WORD Ventura joins other cities with ban on medical marijuana cultivation, delivery -2016
The city of Ventura voted Monday night to ban the commercial cultivation, delivery and distribution of medicinal marijuana.
The 7-0 vote upset medicinal marijuana advocates who attended the meeting.
"As a medical cannabis patient I can tell you that I wouldn't be alive without it," said Monica Lindsay. "I currently have breast cancer, and I truly believe using this plant stopped it from spreading."
"The work depicts the metamorphosis of a bus becoming a house.- to signify that the passengers will arrive at their destination of home." - creator
In Ventura, a bus transfer station at Telegraph Road near the Pacific View Mall is an award winning art piece. At a cost of $2.2 million dollars, the bus transfer station called "Bus Home" is a twisty spiral of steel, concrete and acrylic that stands 36 feet tall. This cool concept was built artist, Dennis Oppenheim.
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California NORML's list of MMJ Lawyers and Bondsmen that service Ventura
OMG Reefer madness still exists in Ventura County. In fact, it’s so alive and well, that at least five cities in the last few days rushed to ban all medical marijuana related-services — commercial cultivation, dispensaries and delivery — rather than doing any research to better understand the California Medical Marijuana Regulation Safety Act and the mistake that is now being corrected.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal in Ventura County, but a group advocating for medical marijuana users is trying to change that.
A recent survey shows that a majority of Ventura and Oxnard voters welcome a medical marijuana dispensary in their city. The group is now taking the survey results to city officials in Oxnard and Ventura and hoping they will lift the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.
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Dispensaries, Delivery Services, Cannabis Clubs,Clinics, Doctors, 420 Evaluations in the Ventura.
- 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
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MMJ Movement Ventura Co. -2016
Please be brave like this woman and hold your representatives accountable for their decisions.
Reefer madness still exists in Ventura County. In fact, it’s alive and well, the sad reality is that at least five cities in the last few days rushed to ban all medical marijuana related-services - commercial cultivation, dispensaries and delivery - rather than doing the research that shows that DUI, suicide, crime, hard drug overdoses all go down with legalization of Marijuana ,not to mention the tremendous tax income that many municipalities sorely need..
Fillmore could allow the cultivation, sale and delivery of medical marijuana, after the City Council voted to reconsider the ban it passed three months ago.
SOPHISTICATED REPORT - Marijuana in Ventura County -2016
What is marijuana?
How is marijuana grown?
How much can marijuana cost?
Is marijuana more potent than it used to be?
What are the possible effects of marijuana use?
Can marijuana be addictive?
Could marijuana be a gateway drug?
What about the use of marijuana for medical purposes?
Who is using marijuana?
What are the indicators of youth marijuana use in Ventura County?
What are the specific risks to youth?
What is the legal context for marijuana use in California?
What are the local marijuana arrest data?
What are the environmental impacts of outdoor cultivation?
What can cities do?
What are possible local government responses?
How are Ventura County cities responding?
Conclusion: What lies ahead for Ventura County?
Thousands of people in Ventura County rely on medical cannabis to relieve chronic pain, side effects of cancer treatment, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, insomnia, nausea, glaucoma, diabetes, and a host of other medical conditions.
The Fillmore City Council voted 5-0 to place on the November ballot a measure that would allow the City Council to tax marijuana sales at a rate of up to 15 percent, and to assess taxes on commercial cultivation of as much as $30 per square foot of growing area for the first 3,000 square feet, and $15 per square foot thereafter. Those taxes would be on top of the standard sales tax of 7.5 percent.
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Though the federal Drug Enforcement Agency does not recognize medical marijuana as a legal substance, California passed the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. The Act gave Californians the right to use marijuana for medical purposes.
To comply with the Act, the prescribing doctor must believe that the marijuana will help alleviate the patient’s conditions and symptoms. Conditions include, but are not limited to AIDS and HIV, anxiety, arthritis, anorexia, cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy, glaucoma, and migraines.
A Ventura man was caught trying to ship himself a large amount of marijuana from out-of-state.
"Members of the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force and the Sheriff's Department responded to a report by a local shipping company of a suspicious looking package.
Following an investigation, Christopher Michael West, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, failure to affix a drug tax stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia.
City officials across the state are tightening regulations on the growth, sale and distribution of medical cannabis following the recent passage the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. The law gives the state new tools to control medical pot, which was legalized under Proposition 215, the 1996 medical marijuana act.