Petition in SUPPORT of Safe Access Cannabis in San Juan Bautista California
With the recent release of a draft ordinance for cannabis regulation in San Juan Bautista, we feel the need to voice our support of this in a formalized manner.
Those who are signing this petition are either residents of the city of San Juan Bautista, owners of businesses inside the city of San Juan Bautista, and/or residents of the county of San Benito. Some of us are patients of medical cannabis, some of us intend to be users of an adult-use market in 2018, some of us voted in favor of PROP 64; while others of us are neither patients or end users, but are in support of those who wish to do so have safe access to a regulated cannabis market.
Cannabis has been wrongfully criminalized and we do not agree with further legal persecution of this plant any longer. This petition signifies our support of cannabis regulation and cannabis businesses being allowed within city limits. By signing we are showing our collective support away from criminalization and towards legalization. We understand with the passing of the AUMA PROP 64, this municipality has the authority to allow or ban our access to both medicinal and adult-use cannabis. By signing this petition, we are asking the city council specifically to not take this action.
We implore the city council of San Juan Bautista, to make their regulating decision based on facts and science. We believe the benefit to our community far outweighs the potential risks associated with cannabis businesses.
We have signed this petition with the intention of supporting this draft ordinance being adopted to the San Juan Bautista Municipal Code, with some edits. Those of us who have specific edits or information for the council, regarding this ordinance, will email the members of the city council directly and/or be present for public comment on December 6th, 2017 at 6pm for the public meeting.
We thank the city council of San Juan Bautista for hearing the voices of their stakeholders and constituency, and applying what they hear into the city code.