WHY PLACING THE UNHOUSED IN MOTELS FOR THE SECOND TIME MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE. ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN. By Gary Featherstone I’m going to cut right through the bullshit. In my opinion, […]
Fighting to Make a Difference
Defense lawyer, Daniel (Danny) Brookman, has been a surfer and a Venice resident since the early 1960’s. That’s a lot of waves and lots of days as a “Venetian.” You could also […]
By Anne Alvarez Facing the public’s outcry in the form of lawsuits, petitions and criticism: the Los Angeles City Council voted 11-2 to overturn the medical marijuana dispensary ban on October 2, allowing the city to […]
Cannabis Access Set to Vaporize September 6
By Anne Alvarez On August 14, the L.A City Attorney’s office sent letters to 1,046 suspected dispensary locations and 728 landlords, stating: “Continuance of a medical marijuana business at this location may […]
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries’ Future Up in Smoke
By Anne Alvarez and Greta Cobar On July 24, L.A. City council members voted unanimously to ban medical marijuana dispensaries citywide. The ordinance did not initially receive a unanimous vote, as Councilperson […]
Cannabis is in the Weeds
By Anne Alvarez A ban on medical marijuana dispensaries introduced by Councilmember Jose Huizar was approved by the Los Angeles City Council committee on May 29 and final voting was to take […]
Medical Marijuana Muddle
By Greta Cobar A Los Angeles City Council Ordinance on medical marijuana is set to take effect June 7 and to impose some of the toughest rules in the state. The city’s […]
Jack Herer, Emperor of Hemp, dies
Jack Herer, a former Venice resident, who is credited by many with starting the Hemp movement, died from heart failure on April 15 in Eugene, Oregon. He had suffered a serious heart […]
Can Medical Marijuana Cure Bad Politics?
In the midst of a depression, the Los Angeles City Council wants to create 30 empty storefronts where thriving businesses now reside and throw hundreds of people out of work. And that’s […]
Medical Marijuana Debated in Venice – and L.A.
By Maureen Cotter VENICE – On November 5 the public was invited to join the Neighborhood Council (VNC) for a debate on new regulations controlling medical marijuana. It was held in the […]
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