Sunday, January 15, 2012

Trutanich's 'Jackboot' ban on Medical Marijuana is a 'Goose Step' in the wrong direction

An op-ed article published today at the Los Angeles Dragnet mocked Carmen the Clown Trutanich for calling his proposal to ban all medical marijuana dispensaries a 'Gentle Ban.' In reality it's a 'Jackbooted goose step in the wrong direction,' opines the Dragnet's blogger, 'Joe Friday,' believed to be a former top executive in the Trutanich regime.

If adopted, the Trutanich ban would take Los Angeles back to the law that prevailed in 1996 under Prop 215 which allowed patients to grown their own medical marijuana.

Although Prop 215 was a step in the right direction, the reality was that AIDS sufferers and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy were simply too unwell to "grow their own." The unworkability of the restrictive 1996 law resulted in SB420, the Medical Marijuana Program Act which paved the way for dispensaries where patients could obtain the only relief from the awful side effects of traditional medication.

Friday may have an axe to grind when it comes to Trutanich generally, but there is support for the view that this latest proposal is indeed, a Jackbooted goose step in the wrong direction.

The Los Angles Dragnet op-ed can be read by clicking here.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

It's been an Annus Horribilis for City Attorney Carmen Trutanich

The Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has much he would rather forget about 2011.

Making the top ten blunders of 2011, as reported by Los Angeles Dragnet blog, is probably top of his list of things Trutanich would hope you forget.

Perhaps the word 'lie' appears a little too often in the Dragnet's review of Trutanich's Annus Horribilis (which is not a 'fat ass' or a communicable disease), however the use of such strong language appears to be justified. Trutanich does have a hard time telling the truth, perhaps a legacy of his years as an "ambulance chaser plaintiff's attorney" as the Dragnet often calls him.

The Dragnet's Top Ten Trutanich Blunders makes for an entertaining read and reminds us all what a monumental disappointment the City Attorney is.

Happy New Year!