Contra Costa Today Episode 025 Referendum Against Antioch Cannabis Ordinance

Contra Costa Today Episode 025  Referendum Against Antioch Cannabis Ordinance
On this Episode, I speak with Manny Solis about the “Not in Antioch” movement. They are a group of residents who have come together to put together a Referendum Against Cannabis Ordinance Passed by Antioch City Council. The ordinance allows UNRESTRICTED cannabis businesses in two zones in the City of Antioch!

According to Solis, they do not want to get rid of cannabis or Prop 64, but rather they want the City of Antioch to have infrastructure in place first.

00:40 – Solis talks about the referendum and need for infrastructure first
01:58 – Impact on Public Safety, Council went against Chiefs Recommendation
02:36 – Problem with two zones approved by council
04:00 – Taxation may not come back to Antioch, it’s unclear at this time. Money should not be main concern to bring ordinance forward.
06:42 – Approval will come back, but will you get good policy with Mayor Pro Tem Lamar Thorpe claiming Applebee’s creates more crime than Cannabis.
07:40 – Solis highlights cannabis is mostly a cash business.
08:15 – Next steps with referendum, how people can sign the referendum or contact them.

You may follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NotInAntioch/

For more information: http://eastcountytoday.net/antioch-city-council-approves-maps-to-allow-marijuana-business-into-city/

Contra Costa Today Episode 025 Referendum Against Antioch Cannabis Ordinance