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The Variety seeks to provide the best possible service to verified patients. Using exclusive cultivators has allowed us to create a closed circuit collective, consistently giving our patient’s the most safe, legal access to high quality medicine.
Posted on November 5th, 2014 2 comments
Today, The Variety Co-op presented its case regarding the legality of our retail permits. After an hour and a half of the administrative law judge hearing our case and the County’s case against us, he has decided to take an additional 2 and a half weeks to review our case and County Code to decide whether or not our retail permits are valid. Until the decision is mailed, we are allowed to keep our doors open and operate legally, as always. So… come by and show your continued support for TV Co-op! Also, don’t forget to keep your fingers crossed and send good vibes while we wait for a verdict to be reached.
We cannot thank our patients enough for sending in letters to their Supervisors over the last couple months in support of keeping The Variety Co-op open. Even though the Supervisors did not take any action as a result of receiving the letters, it was important to inform them of the desperate need for legal access in Orange County.
In addition, we would like to say congratulations to Santa Ana patients for passing measure bb! Orange County is finally making progress and other cities are sure to follow. So, kudos to Santa Ana for taking the first steps!
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Posted on December 26th, 2012 No comments
We would like to thank all of The Variety Co-op members for their continued support and want you all to know that we still intend to resume our regular medical marijuana distribution operations in our current location at 15052 Adams Ave in Midway City in the near future. As you may know, Orange County adopted an ordinance that prohibits the sale or distribution of marijuana in the county. We believe that The Variety Co-op is a legally established use that is allowed to continue in operation under the County Code; however, the County has not yet agreed with us. In January we were informed by the County that we would be subject to a $1,000 per day fine if we remained open. The Variety Co-op temporarily suspended its operations at that time in order to avoid incurring fines and to allow the courts to clarify the law before The Variety Co-op pursues its rights to resume full time operation.
Over the course of this year there have been a number of court decisions concerning whether a city or county can prohibit medical marijuana distribution and under what circumstances a co-op such as ours can operate. These decisions have been all over the place. Some courts have held that a county can enact a ban, while other courts have held otherwise. One case held that co-op members must all participate in the growing, while another case held there is no such requirement. One court held that all of the marijuana must be grown at the premises, while another court has said that is not required.
All of these cases have been accepted for review by the California Supreme Court, which appears poised to answer these questions next year. Our response to the County’s ordinance will greatly depend on the outcome in these cases. If the Supreme Court holds that a county cannot prohibit the distribution of medical marijuana, it may not be necessary for The Variety Co-op to demonstrate that it was a legally established use before. If the Supreme Court holds otherwise, its decision in the cases concerning how distribution may occur will influence how The Variety Co-op proceeds with the County.
Because there is so much uncertainty in the law at the moment and because the Supreme Court is likely to resolve at least some of the uncertainty in the near future, The Variety Co-op is waiting for the Supreme Court to decide the pending cases before resuming full time operation in its current location. The Variety Co-op does not have the resources to be incurring legal fees and potential County fines to address issues with the County that might become moot.
We appreciate your continuing membership and loyal support. The Variety Co-op remains fully committed to resuming full time operation in our Midway City location. We have maintained our lease for the premises for this very purpose.
The process of resuming our regular operation may be costly and lengthy, but we believe that it is extremely important that all the patient members of The Variety Co-op should once again have safe and legal access to the highest quality medicine. We will not stop fighting to resume full time operations no matter how long it takes.
-TV Co-op Staff
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The Variety Co-op will be CLOSED every Wednesday until further notice.
Operating hours are:
11 AM – 7 PM Daily (Thursday – Tuesday)
Posted on December 24th, 2011 No comments
15 – 30% OFF EVERYTHING THROUGH DECEMBER!!
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To all TV members,
We would like to thank you for your continued support through this time and again apologize for lack of updates. Your voices are unquestionably being heard and we are without a doubt progressing in our goal to once again provide safe and legal access to patients in Orange County. This process has been lengthy and difficult due to the number of illegal facilities that continue to operate during this time. Supporting these illegal facilities will only encourage more raids from the county and make it more challenging to re-establish permanent and safe access to medical marijuana in Orange County. There is much confidence that The Variety Co-op will reopen its doors very soon. We have created an e-mail list for members who wish to be alerted with our reopening.
Until then please continue to check our website for any updates,
The Variety Co-op Staff
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