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    Posted on January 5th, 2011 The Variety 4 comments

    For those of you who were uninformed, the Orange County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance on December 7th, 2010 calling for the ban of all medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives and cooperatives in unincorporated Orange County. In accordance with the new ordinance, The Variety Co-op will be temporarily closing its doors on January 7th, 2010 until an agreement can be made with the County. For the past two years, The Variety Co-op has worked hard every day to provide a safe, comfortable and compassionate place for the patients in our community to come to for their medicine. The Variety Co-op Staff will continue to make every effort possible to provide this service. We will be working our hardest every day to articulate to the County the importance of local, legal and safe access to medical marijuana and pleading our case to re-open for our patients. The Variety Co-op does not want to operate against the wishes of the Board of Supervisors but will pursue the necessary measures to ensure legal access for the residents of Orange County.

    It is very possible we can overcome this ban, but not without the help of all the members of The Variety Co-op! You are encouraged to contact your local District Supervisor. Please let them know the positive ways in which medical marijuana has benefitted your life and how much safe and legal access to your medication, as promised in Proposition 215 & SB 420, means to you. You can reach the office of your local Supervisor either by phone, fax or email. Their contact information is below:

    Supervisor John Moorlach
    Serving: Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Stanton and Cypress
    Phone: 714.834.3220
    Fax: 714.834.6109
    E-mail: district2@ocgov.com & John.Moorlach@ocgov.com

    Supervisor Janet Nguyen
    Serving: Midway City, Westminster, Santa Ana, and Garden Grove
    Phone: 714.834.3110
    Fax: 714.834.5754
    E-mail: Janet.Nguyen@ocgov.com

    Supervisor Bill Campbell
    Serving: Orange, Tustin, Irvine, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and Brea
    Phone: 714.834.3330
    Fax: 714.834.2786
    E-mail: Bill.Campbell@ocgov.com

    Supervisor Shawn Nelson
    Serving: Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, and Placentia
    Phone: 714.834.3440
    Fax: 714.8342045
    E-mail: Audra.Adams@ocgov.com

    Supervisor Pat Bates
    Serving: Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano
    Phone: 714.834.3550
    Fax: 714.834.2670
    E-mail: PatBates@ocgov.com

    Please be sure to contact your local Supervisor and/or Supervisor Janet Nguyen (The Variety Co-op’s local Supervisor) as many times as you can to let them know the importance of safe and legal medical and those who provide it.

    ALSO, The Variety Co-op will be creating a mailing list for constant updates on our current situation. Until then, be sure to check our website frequently for updates.

    Thank you to all our members for your support,

    The Variety Co-op Staff

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    4 responses to “ ATTENTION VARIETY CO-OP MEMBERS!!!!! ” RSS icon

    • Called Moolach office they seemed confused about the law (“just go to LA county”, wich is illegal etc.), as well this co-ops paper work.
      They did not expect me to ask them about states rights, closing a business in times of recession, or how it affects those in the community. Or how that jibes with the pro business stance of the right.

      This is a PR stunt and will blow over if all call in and keep the message positive about how this has helped you, and how they are stepping on your legal rights. As well as the cost of a lawsuit.

      • Dear Mark,

        Thank you very much for helping out and calling the County. We are very confident that, with enough support, we will be able to continue providing patients with safe and legal access to their medicine. We will have updates for you sometime this week.

        Thanks for your support,


    • Not a good way go start the weekend!  they should be more worried unemployment, cuts in public benefits, not denying peoples access to meds. Pls keep me posted.

    • NOOOOOOO!!!! Please Don’t Close! AND Please keep us updated!