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Fast-food giants outnumbered by pot clubs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by BlueMystic, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. BlueMystic

    BlueMystic Gold Member

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    Jan 28, 2005
    from The Netherlands
    http://sfexaminer.com/articles/2005/07/01//news//20050701_ne 09_clubs.txt

    Fast-food giants outnumbered by pot clubs

    Supervisor wants a cap on dispensaries
    By Justin Jouvenal, San Francisco Examiner
    June 30, 2005

    You may not be able to find a Big Mac in your neighborhood, but chances are good you will stumble across a medical marijuana club. In a comparison of the green leaf versus the Golden Arches, it's no contest in San Francisco.

    There are two medical marijuana clubs for every McDonald's in The City — that's roughly 40 clubs to only 20 restaurants. Even adding the number of Burger Kings leaves fast-food franchises short of cannabis dispensaries. Only the ubiquitous Starbucks chain tops pot clubs, with a total of 71 coffee shops.

    The figures may be amusing, but Supervisor Sean Elsbernd had his staff crunch the numbers to illustrate what he sees as a serious problem: the proliferation of pot clubs in The City.

    "Unfortunately, the demand for fast food evidently isn't as high as it is for cannabis," Elsbernd said. "We have a problem and we need to address it."

    Elsbernd is considering legislation that would cap the number of clubs in San Francisco at eight. His constituents have complained in recent months because there were three clubs on Ocean Avenue alone, including two that were nearly across the street from each other, leading Elsbernd to quip there were more pot clubs in the neighborhood than Starbucks. One of the Ocean Avenue clubs was shut down during a drug-trafficking raid by federal officials last week.

    Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and Gerardo Sandoval have proposed their own legislation to regulate medical marijuana clubs but have not proposed a cap on the number of dispensaries.
  2. polloloco001

    polloloco001 Gold Member

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    Jan 10, 2005
    the high demand for cannabis and low demand for fast food is, of
    course, a problem. it must be addressed. i have a 5-point plan which
    would halt the progression of this epidemic of moral decay:

    1)Go have a chat with Sean Elsbernd

    2)Hit him with a brick

    3)Distribute kilo upon kilo of cannabis to all sorts of people throughout san francisco

    4)Instruct them to blaze it up

    5)Watch wildly stoned San Franciscans stumble into McDonalds in search of McNuggets
  3. enquirewithin

    enquirewithin Gold Member

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    Dec 11, 2004
    from bermuda
    True-- the proliferation of fastfood restaurants, which are linked to child obesity amongst other medical problems, is a serious problem which needs to be addressed! Interesting-- does that mean that smokers don't like fast food! maybe they are just too lazy to go out![​IMG] Edited by: enquirewithin
  4. OiledMandible

    OiledMandible Titanium Member

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    Apr 26, 2005
    What an asshole. Somehow Mr.Elsbernd has failed to
    realize that all those potheads are leaving their clubs, ripping a
    bowl, and pulling into McDonalds for some McNuggets and a McFlurry
    (Ronald McDonald can McSuck my cock --- that man has too much of my
    hard earned $$$[​IMG]). What an ungrateful bastard.</font>
  5. Cuberun

    Cuberun Gold Member

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    Sep 18, 2004
    from Europe
    So, McHemp Meal and Marijuana Milkshake on the menu next?