Date: November 14th, 2017 12:58 PM
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He and others are calling for keeping recreational retail pot stores 600 feet away from schools, comparable to the radius required of stores that sell liquor or tobacco. Medical marijuana dispensaries are required to be at least 1,000 feet away from schools and recreation centers that serve primarily minors.
But some Chinese American organizations have pushed back, calling for an outright prohibition on retail stores in San Francisco’s Chinatown. They want future retail stores to be at least 1,500 feet away from schools, child-care centers and any other place minors gather. Supervisors are considering a 1,000-foot buffer that cannabis advocates say is too restrictive for a city as compact as San Francisco.
Ellen Lee, a family social worker at the nonprofit San Francisco Community Empowerment Center, which has helped lead the protests, said most of the people opposed to recreational cannabis are elderly and speak little to no English. She said children are impressionable and must be protected from a drug that remains illegal under federal law, and she is frustrated by elected officials.
“We have been meeting with them and talking to them,” she said, “but they are not listening.”
Chinese Americans are an integral part of San Francisco’s history, and they carry political clout in a city where one-third of its 850,000 residents are Asian and Chinese Americans are the largest Asian sub-group. The mayor is Chinese American, as are other elected officials in the city.