THOUSAND OAKS - MARIJUANA IN THE CITY
In this article we talk about some interesting facts about the city with a focus on the main issue, Marijuana.
We address the important and frequently asked questions about MMJ:
- Where can I buy good legal weed in town?
- How can I become a legal Medical Marijuana patient?
- Where can I find a Cannabis collective in town?
- How can I get a 420 Medical Marijuana Doctor evaluation?
- Is there a nearby place I can get a Cannabis ID card?
- Can I get Marijuana delivered to my home?
- Where is a nearby dispensary with lab tested Marijuana?
- Can I grow weed at home?
- What are the latest laws concerning permits and ordinances?
- How can I get a Doctor's recommendation and growers permit?
- Where can I find a good Medical Marijuana lawyer in the city?
About Thousand Oaks
With a population of about 135,000 people (2016), Thousand Oaks is the 43rd largest city in California. Of course the city was named after the giant, lush Oak trees that canopied the area back in the day. Two hundred years ago, the climate in California was quite a bit wetter with droughts setting in well before man made climate change was theoretically possible.
Thousand Oaks was a commercial creation by an investment company. The James Investment Company designed the skeleton of the city in the 1950's featuring a couple of thousand homes, shopping center, industrial park, playgrounds and recreational center. This successful concept community became some of the most expensive real estate in America with median housing prices at $700,000.
Did you know? Thousand Oaks ranks as the 4th safest city in America according to the FBI.
The old Indian village in Thousand Oaks City was called House of the Deer. The area about Three thousands Oaks region was the first Spanish first settlement in California, after San Diego in 1542.
For a couple of hundred years the territory was ranchland. In the 19th century the Spanish Rancho fell into Anglo American hands. A small settlement grew around a stagecoach stop between LA and Santa Barbara. Around 1910, the Janss family purchased 15 square miles of land and created city plans that would form the backbone of the city today.
One of America's first theme parks, Jungleland USA was set up in 1940 on the edge of town. With the wild animals, Thousand Oaks became a popular outdoor set for Hollywood filmmakers. Movies such as Tarzan, Robin Hood and so many others were shot in T. Oaks.
It wasn't until 1964 that the City of Thousand Oaks was incorporated. Known as a planned community, TO is one of the few cities that stuck with the original - and often best - plan.
Because of the city's desirable environment and location, property values have appreciated greatly this century.
Thousand Oaks City encourages a mixed-use of retail and housing development in downtown. The strategy for growth is to avoid further urban sprawl. The city has a significant biotech presence with Amgen making its headquarters in town. Market cap. is $120 billion.
The top Employers in Thousand Oaks
- The Oaks (shopping mall
- Conejo Valley Unified School District
- Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
- California Lutheran University
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Skyworks Solutions Inc.
- Silver Star Automotive Group
- City of Thousand Oaks
|Thousand Oaks Official website|
A state law adopted last year to regulate the medical marijuana industry also offers cities the power to ban certain activities related to the drug.
The city of Thousand Oaks did just that on Tuesday. After hearing testimony from patients, cultivators and medical marijuana advocates, the City Council unanimously voted for the ban. That means the dispensing, cultivating, transporting and delivering of medicinal pot is prohibited.
Commercial medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited throughout Ventura County.
Now, to meet a March 1 deadline under a new state law, six of the county's 10 cities — Camarillo, Fillmore, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks and Santa Paula — are rushing to go a step further by formally banning small-scale, personal cultivation of medical marijuana. The Ojai City Council will take up the issue in February, but currently forbids personal cultivation.
APPROVAL Recommendation for Approval of Medical Marijuana - 2015
Tensions were high during Monday’s City Council meeting, as dozens of medical marijuana advocates spoke out against a proposed ban on the dispensing, delivery and cultivation of the plant within city limits.
But despite the speakers’ pleas, the council ultimately voted 3-2, with Steve Sojka and Mike Judge dissenting, to introduce a local ordinance that not only bans commercial deliveries and cultivation, but also prohibits personal grows by patients with a prescription from a doctor.
The ordinance, which is scheduled for a second reading and final approval March 14, does not prevent qualified patients from using medical marijuana, but does prohibit them from cultivating the plant at home for personal use.
The Inn at Jungleland is thought by some to be haunted by many different spirits. As I took the guided tour, I arrived in the kitchen and upon peering out the back window, I saw a large sign "Wild Animals - Importer Exporter!".
|Marijuana Legal Issues|
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The big mistake in banning medical marijuana
The War on Drugs or Reefer madness still exists in Ventura County. Five cities in the last few days rushed to ban all medical marijuana related-services - commercial cultivation, dispensaries and delivery, rather than impose policies that would benefit the community now.
Marijuana Products And Services
Dispensaries, Delivery Services, Cannabis Clubs,Clinics, Doctors, 420 Evaluations in the city.
- 12 month Letter of Grower`s Recommendation from a licensed physician.
- 24/7 Online verification of your legal status.
- Medical Marijuana ID CARD.
- Grower's Authorization to cultivate up to 99 plants / possess 8 oz. or more of MMJ.
|City Cannabis News|
Thousand Oaks on Tuesday became the latest California city to outright ban medical marijuana dispensing, delivery and cultivation within its borders.
A five-person council voted unanimously to join the quickly growing list of municipalities rushing to establish medical marijuana laws in order to meet a state-imposed March 1 deadline.
With regard to medical marijuana laws, why the rush? - 2016
City officials across the state, including those in Ventura County, are tightening regulations on medical marijuana growth, sale and distribution following the recent passage of a state law that went into effect Jan. 1 (see related story on page 1).
The rush to regulate comes on the heels of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in early October.
It’s a time of great change in the public’s outlook toward cannabis, and while views on weed appear to be liberalizing, not everyone is quick to let their hair down.
Local governments in the region went into overdrive recently, hustling to formulate new laws regarding the cultivation, transportation and use of medical marijuana. Three bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown give California cities and counties until March 1 to come up with effective local regulations, or else the state will do it for them.
Angels Camp rejects outright ban on marijuana cultivation - 2016
The Angels Camp City Council Tuesday decided not to invoke an outright ban on medical marijuana cultivation.
After a public hearing in which most speakers opposed the ban, the majority of council members said they would vote against the proposed ordinance that would ban cultivation of medical marijuana within the city limits
RIDICULOUS “The laws down here are draconian. It is much more difficult for patients to get safe medicine in Ventura County,” said Risa Horowitz, a 61-year-old resident. Horowitz takes medical cannabis to treat pain from arthritis as well as anxiety and sleeplessness.
At their first meeting of 2016, the Council voted unanimously to take up the Planning Commission’s recommendation to amend the City’s zoning code to disallow any commercial marijuana growing in Simi Valley along with permits for dispensaries.