Shelly Rothchild emails (pdf attached about a free drug offer):
I am a member, and my husband is the rabbi, of Knesset Israel Congregation of Beverlywood, a small synagogue located at 2364 South Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. A medical marijuana facility is applying for a hardship exemption to sell marijuana next door to my synagogue based on the fact that it was previously closed down by the LAPD at another location.
I am a breast cancer survivor, and I have no problem with medical marijuana facilities as a general proposition. However, the marijuana facility located next door painted a cross on the wall of my synagogue and also put signs on the synagogue wall advertising their marijuana store, without the permission or consent of my synagogue.
A hearing will be held on August 6, 2009, at 10 am, in Room 350 at 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, on its application for an exemption. The attached was posted on the internet inviting people to attend the hearing to support the exemption in return for free marijuana, so that this facility could continue to sell drugs next to my synagogue, which is attended by, among others, families with young children.
Is this permissible conduct for a medical marijuana facility?