I am writing in opposition to the proposed City of Hanford ordinance amendment which would allow cultivation, manufacture, and distribution of adult use (recreational) marijuana in our industrial park. The Council will consider (and likely vote) on the matter on Tuesday, April 3rd.
When the medical marijuana ordinance was debated last summer, I concluded that the City Council felt politically safe in passing it because of the perception that the public believed the many promises that the ordinance would be strictly limited to the production and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes only – and that none of the marijuana would be diverted to the recreational market.
The medical argument disappears with the proposed amendment. And, as we all know, recreational marijuana is an entirely different subject in Hanford.
Consider this comparison: Suppose the City issued a permit for a company to manufacture uranium on the promise that it would be used only for the production of nuclear power outside of Kings County. Then, after the permit was issued, the company executives tell