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1172 <br />tt# 0 city of sAn Luis oospo <br />� " i t i)CZ) - - <br />�� OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />/ g O � 990 Palm Street ■ San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3249 ■ 805/781-7119 <br />March 27, 2014 <br />Lou Correa <br />California State Senate <br />State Capitol, Room 5061 <br />Sacramento, CA 95814 <br />RE: SB 1262 (Correa) — Medical Marijuana <br />NOTICE OF SUPPORT <br />Dear Senator Correa: <br />The City of San Luis Obispo supports your medical marijuana legislation, Senate Bill <br />1262, which will provide what we have lacked in California since the voters approved <br />Proposition 215 in 1996: a responsible, health -based regulatory scheme that upholds local <br />control, squarely addresses public safety concerns, and includes important health and safety <br />requirements. <br />Previous legislation in this area has sought to pre-empt local control, only partially <br />addressed the significant public safety concerns raised by medical marijuana, and failed to <br />address important health and safety issues that are inevitably triggered by a regulatory process <br />for any medicine. SB 1262 with its public safety, local control and health -based approach, <br />represents a welcome change. <br />As a municipal government, we are on the front lines on this issue along with our local <br />police department, and have to cope with the effects of the current chaotic regulatory structure <br />for medical marijuana. We applaud your effort to put a responsible regulatory structure in place <br />that protects patient access while protecting local control and addressing public safety issues. <br />We appreciate the incorporation of health and safety standards into the bill, and stand <br />ready to work with officials who will enforce these standards to ensure smooth implementation <br />should SB 1262 become law. Thank you for your leadership on this issue. <br />Sincerely, <br />,Y J� <br />, VI4 or Jan Marx <br />Cc: City Council <br />Katie Lichtig, City Manager <br />Steve Gesell, Police Chief <br />Senator Bill Monning, fax 916-445-8081 <br />Tim Cromartie, League of CA Cities, tcromartie�, <br />David Mullinax, League of CA Cities Regional Representative <br />Senate Public Safety Committee, fax 916-445-4688 <br />