Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Gaylord Update: New Ordinance Headed to City Council - by Hemptress Jolene
With the new ordinance in hand, Witt and his group went door to door collecting signatures. They needed 10% of the population of the city for the petition to be successful, which meant they needed 287. The group went out asking around town, and then started knocking on doors to meet their goal. All in all the group collected 600 signatures, and of those, 317 were valid. Success. The ordinance is now headed before the City Council. “It was way easier than we thought it would be, it really only took us three days of hard work. It feel pretty good we were able to make some movement.” Witt said.
Alan has many meeting coming up with lawyers and the City Council, but it seems that the hard part is done. His partner, Chad Marrow, is also excited by the change they were able to make in their community. They are looking forward to having clear guidelines under which to run their business and assisting patients gain access to valuable medicine. They plan on fighting their charges from the March raids.