I'm a little surprised this took so long.
The activists had gathered to talk about the abrupt, and sizable, fee hike in state-issued medical marijuana ID cards.
The California Department of Health Services sent out the bland letter with the big news in late December. The annual state fee is rising from $13 to $142, in addition to the $33 fee card holders pay to the city. While patients on MediCal will get a price break, veterans and elderly patients who are receiving federal benefits will not, since the federal government still isn't down with California's medical marijuana experiment.
That's the way this stuff always dies, isn't it? It's like a 1000 percent sin tax on people who aren't sinning.