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News - April 23, 2010

Pot club opens in Shoreline area, against city's wishes

Well-heeled lawyer Matt Lucero says he's ready for legal battle

by Daniel DeBolt

The City Council decided Tuesday to take legal action against the first known storefront pot club in Mountain View, operated by a multimillionaire lawyer who says he is ready for a legal fight.

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Posted by Craig Brock
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 23, 2010 at 7:24 am

Helping out folks who suffer with an extremely helpful substance that truly never should have been banned in 1937 is, in the way Mr. Lucero is going about it, is a brave and, I believe, noble thing to do. He is causing no harm and believes he will win any fight to try to shut him down. These days, the amount of support he will have from the community will be tremendously large. I mean, he isn't even a for-profit businessman in this venture. Why bother with expensive legal action? Wouldn't the council's time, as well as the taxpayers' money, be better spent on learning from Mr. Lucero's example of how his business is conducted? If this means that even more dispensaries will open a bit sooner than the council had originally planned why is that such a terrible thing? Rules of their businesses can still be adopted when they can get around to formulating them and passing them. In the meantime, the dispensaries can be monitored to be sure they're complying with all the usual reasonable business practices, just as every other business has to. Everyone wins if taxpayer money is not invested, or even wasted, in the type of action proposed. And also in the win-win category, the city can gain useful information while figuring out just what regulations need to be drafted, while the extremely important mission of helping physician-certified sick people with a wondrously effective medication is allowed to go forward.
Mr. Lucero may be there before all of the regulations have been adopted, but he nevertheless feels that he's on firm legal ground. The sky isn't going to fall in. I believe that our council is more than talented enough to be able to get rules in place in an expeditious manner that will solve any conflicts completely and to everyone's satisfaction. Also, it would seem to be a wise thing in this case to save vital taxpayer money for other, more necessary, sorts of expenditures. Again, it seems that this can be a win-win situation for everyone.
Thank you very much,
C.B., Mtn. View

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Posted by Daniel DeBolt
Mountain View Voice Staff Writer
on Apr 23, 2010 at 11:09 am

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