Here's the real deal.
Lifting the ban on retail cannabis in Hermosa Beach comes with costs.
Forget about the nonsense and lies that the sponsors of Measure M want you to believe and learn the real costs to you, a concerned Hermosa Beach resident.
Measure M is being advertised as a revenue benefit to the city, but in reality it's devised by a single cannabis chain store owner to expand his chain into our city, for his own self interest, to enrich himself.
Measure M brings an increase in violent crime and creates less safe neighborhoods.
The LAPD (2022) dataset shows an almost two-fold increase in crime at L.A. dispensaries this year!
Dispensaries have cash and drugs which attract armed criminals who have no problem striking their targets even in the daytime.
You simply can't argue against the facts. If you allow cannabis shops to operate in Hermosa Beach, violent crime will rise.
Less safe neighborhoods require more police and emergency services that need to be shifted from other parts of the city or new resources added.
Now, add to this, the other associated costs including city enforcement and you come away with a less safe city, with drained resources that you will pay for, only to support the cannabis sellers.
That doesn't make a lot of sense, does it?
Do you want to trade your neighborhood's safety to benefit the this guy? He doesn't live in our city and doesn't care about our well-being.