Residents of Los Angeles Support Legal Medical Marijuana Delivery


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On Aug. 17, 2016, a new poll announced that residents of Los Angeles overwhelmingly support policy reform to allow patients access to medical marijuana delivery in the city.

Eaze, a California-based medical marijuana delivery service, commissioned the firm FM3 to conduct the poll, which surveyed 842 registered L.A. voters via telephone July 7-16. The polling data revealed that 75 percent of the city’s residents support the reform of Proposition D to allow medical marijuana delivery.

“The poll results illuminate the accessibility issues that are prevalent across California. Being the largest market in the state, Los Angeles has the potential to serve as a great example of how technology-enabled delivery can provide patients with safe access to medicine,” said Keith McCarty, CEO of Eaze. “We’re excited to surface voter sentiment with LA regulators and work with them to create a tech-enabled model that works best for everyone involved.”

Even though Californians legalized medical marijuana when they passed Proposition 215 in 1996, Los Angeles made medical marijuana delivery illegal when it passed Proposition D in 2013.

On June 17, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee heard public comments on Motion 14-0366-S5, a proposed ballot initiative for March 2017 that would reform Proposition D. The committee is scheduled to meet again on Aug. 19, 2016.

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