Viva Supermarkets Owner Calls Proposed Regulations “Backroom Deal for the Elite”
Sacramento, Calif. – Candidate for Sacramento City Council and owner of Viva Supermarkets Sean Loloee issued an open letter to residents of Sacramento City Council District 2, urging them to oppose a new proposed cannabis ordinance that would add up to 10 more marijuana dispensaries to Del Paso Blvd.
“Forcing more drugs, legal or otherwise, into a community that needs diverse job opportunities isn’t equality,’ said Loloee. “I’m sensitive to the fact that many communities unfairly suffered through disproportionate sentencing guidelines when marijuana was illegal and I agree we should do what we can to correct those mistakes and heal old wounds.”
“But, we can’t turn a blind eye to all the problems associated with cannabis cultivation,” added Loloee. “We must ask the tough question of whether this is what our community needs right now. To me, the answer is ‘no.’ Some people say that more dispensaries means less drug dealers, but in the end, more dispensaries means more drugs in our neighborhoods.”
Loloee rounded out the letter by asking residents to oppose the regulation, which will be heard during tomorrow’s council meeting, by submitting a public comment in opposition to the dispensaries.
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