Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Pot more popular than Fast-Food?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Posts:
    9,070
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hickory, N.C.
    Fast-food giants outnumbered by pot clubs

    Supervisor wants a cap on dispensaries

    By Justin Jouvenal
    Staff Writer
    Published: Thursday, June 30, 2005 10:17 PM PDT
    E-mail this story | Print this page



    You may not be able to find a Big Mac in your neighborhood, but chances are good you will stumble across a medical marijuana club. In a comparison of the green leaf versus the Golden Arches, it's no contest in San Francisco.

    There are two medical marijuana clubs for every McDonald's in The City — that's roughly 40 clubs to only 20 restaurants. Even adding the number of Burger Kings leaves fast-food franchises short of cannabis dispensaries. Only the ubiquitous Starbucks chain tops pot clubs, with a total of 71 coffee shops.

    The figures may be amusing, but Supervisor Sean Elsbernd had his staff crunch the numbers to illustrate what he sees as a serious problem: the proliferation of pot clubs in The City.



    "Unfortunately, the demand for fast food evidently isn't as high as it is for cannabis," Elsbernd said. "We have a problem and we need to address it."

    Elsbernd is considering legislation that would cap the number of clubs in San Francisco at eight. His constituents have complained in recent months because there were three clubs on Ocean Avenue alone, including two that were nearly across the street from each other, leading Elsbernd to quip there were more pot clubs in the neighborhood than Starbucks. One of the Ocean Avenue clubs was shut down during a drug-trafficking raid by federal officials last week.

    Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and Gerardo Sandoval have proposed their own legislation to regulate medical marijuana clubs but have not proposed a cap on the number of dispensaries.
     
  2. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Posts:
    16,555
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Los Estados Unitos

    Gee, I'm shocked.
     
  3. boggerless

    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Posts:
    22,728
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    dearborn heights, Michigan
    at least the pot smokers aren't clogging the emergency rooms with over weight health issues. :D i don't smoke but i know ALOT of people that do and they are the calmest peeps. :laugh:
     
  4. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2002
    Posts:
    19,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Everywhere
    Why am I not suprised too see pot and fast food in the same thread ?? :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  5. boggerless

    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2003
    Posts:
    22,728
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    dearborn heights, Michigan
    :haha: :haha: i was gonna say that. :laugh:
     
  6. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2002
    Posts:
    19,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Everywhere
    Just kind of go's together don't they, LOL.
     

Share This Page