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Menlo Park: Council to mull cannabis ban

Original post made on Jun 18, 2019

Menlo Park city staff is recommending that the City Council prohibit cannabis business-related land uses and ban growing marijuana outdoors. The City Council is scheduled to take up the matter at its meeting tonight (June 18).

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Posted by MP Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 18, 2019 at 11:37 am

Given how cranky and uptight Menlo Park residents seem to be, perhaps more cannabis (not less) would be a good thing.


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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jun 18, 2019 at 11:54 am

What nonsense! Is there any real problem this is addressing? I really do not understand why the Menlo Park City Council wants to micromanage people in this way.


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Posted by Mike G
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm

It’s a shame that the city Council is even considering a further moratorium or a ban. With 67% of Menlo Park voters supporting the legislation in 2016 how can they withhold what we have voted to approve? It makes zero sense that we have to use online delivery services because our city Council doesn’t have a back bone and thus isn’t allowing local residents to become retailers in a great new business market. I would much prefer to support a local business rather than a large online soon to become conglomerate. I just returned from Colorado and it is so nice to have people who understand this entire process and how far advance they are beyond us in Menlo Park. There is no reason why there couldn’t be a shop locally to provide for residents to get what is legally available in many areas around our state.


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Posted by Flynn
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 18, 2019 at 2:44 pm

Would much prefer to see them ban smoking it outdoors (in back yards, for example, where neighbors can be affected) rather than growing it outdoors, which impacts no one.


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Posted by put a lid on it
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jun 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm

> ...from Colorado and it is so nice to have people who understand this entire process and how far advance they are beyond us in Menlo Park.

Colorado just passed a BILLION in pot tax revenue recently.


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Posted by ol' Homeboy
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Doesn't our City Council have more important issues to "Mull Over"? Geez, voters have spoken.
Leave this subject alone and focus your circle-jerk on city business! Anyone who has ever sat in on a council meeting, they clearly understand why we can't attract good people on the council.


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 18, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

"Doesn't our City Council have more important issues to "Mull Over"?"

Of course they do. This just allows them to pretend they are "doing something" about a "problem" that doesn't really exist. Thus allowing them to tell their constituents that they've been doing something to justify their existence.


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Posted by Mark L
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 19, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Why are decisions like this made based on city staff recommendations? Why don't they survey residents or hire high-priced consultants like they usually do before making stupid decisions?


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 19, 2019 at 8:35 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

"Why are decisions like this made based on city staff recommendations?"

They're paying that staff a lot of money. Have to use them for something.


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