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Oceanside for a Safer Community
Oceanside for a Safer Community was formed by cannabis patients and activists with the sole purpose of repealing the medical marijuana bans in the City of Oceanside.
Our goal is to establish sensible regulations so patients have access to safe, affordable medicine with tough lab testing standards, while keeping our kids and neighborhoods safe by moving cannabis off the streets and into a controlled environment.
Protecting our KIDS
Protecting CITY SERVICES
INITIATIVE AT A GLANCE
- Allows Cannabis Nurseries, Distribution, Dispensaries, Deliveries, Manufacturing, Cultivation and Lab Testing.
- Adds a 5% excise tax on retail sales with an increase of .5% yearly until 8% cap is reached.
- Adds a $2.00 per dry ounce excise tax on cultivated product.
- Requires all cannabis businesses to comply with state mandates.
- Keeps Cannabis Businesses 600 ft from Schools as required by state law.
- Requires the city to evaluate and process applications for LOCALS FIRST.
- Requires all cannabis businesses to maintain security as specified by state law.
- Requires employee background checks and city-issued employee permits.
OCEANSIDE FOR A SAFER COMMUNITY MIXER EVENT
OCEANSIDE MARIJUANA IN THE PRESS
Charter-Cox Local Edition Host Brad Pomerance interviews Oceanside Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery about the sale of both medical and recreational marijuana in the city of Oceanside California.
Published on Jun 20, 2017
San Diego Union Tribune Article
Oceanside farmers seek cannabis legalization
Published on Aug 2, 2017
San Diego Union Tribune Article
Cannabis advocates seek special elections
Oceanside marijuana activists David and Amber Newman began circulating a petition over a year ago to legalize medical marijuana in their city. However, they suspended their signature drive to work with the city’s ad hoc committee.
INITIATIVE HAS BEEN FILED!On June 12, 2018 a Press Conference was held at the steps of city hall to introduce a cannabis citizens initiative in the city of Oceanside. Oceanside for a Safer Community joined forces with other groups to create Oceanside Advocates for Safe Access so we can continue with the signature gathering process and move the initiative onto the 2020 Ballot that will let the voters decide the fate of safe access in the city.
OCEANSIDE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADEOn June 30th we made history as the first cannabis group to participate in the Oceanside Independence Day Parade led by current Deputy Mayor and District 1 Council Candidate Chuck Lowery and District 2 Candidate Terry Johnson. We were exhilarated by the show of support from the crowd as many people came off the sidewalk and asked to sign our petition even as we continued through the Parade route! It’s obvious Oceanside wants “Safe Access” to cannabis and will not settle for anything less than lifting the cannabis bans once and for all! See everyone in next years parade!!
Long Term Effects
Some studies have shown that heavy marijuana use starting in the early teens has an impact on the brain, while other studies have shown no impact. What is clear is that much more research is needed.
A 2014 study of 2,600 young people found that when taking into account socio-economic factors such as environment, poverty, poor nutrition, parenting style, mental health, and alcohol use, the association between moderate marijuana use and IQ largely disappears. Still, it is strongly recommended that teens not use marijuana, as their brains are still developing, and in particular the part of the brain that controls emotional development can be sensitive
There is no definitive evidence that marijuana causes some psychiatric disorders in otherwise healthy individuals. Most tellingly, rates of schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses have remained flat even during periods of time when marijuana use rates have increased. This is not to say that there is no relationship between psychoactive substances and mental functioning. Some effects of marijuana use can include feelings of panic, anxiety and paranoia, but these effects are temporary.
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