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Supervisors Reject Sunset District Medical Cannabis Dispensary
Quan, Huen and Apothecarium communications director Eliot Dobris previously told Hoodline in an interview
that more than 3,000 potential patients could patronize a medical cannabis facility in the neighborhood.
Huen noted that many in the Chinese-American community who are monolingual could benefit from a MCD that could provide services in both English and Cantonese. “There’s a huge underserved community,” Dobris noted.
Much of the opposition from neighbors came after Ark of Hope Preschool hired Pacific Justice Institute (PJI)
—a religious freedom group known for promoting anti-LGBT laws
—to build opposition to opening an MCD in the community, Quan said.
PJI is listed as a hate group on the Southern Poverty Law Center website.