SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
RESPONSITECH RESPONDS TO STOP WANDERING WEED CAMPAIGN
REDONDO BEACH, CA, September 9 2018 – ResponsiTech expressed its concern about the Stop Wandering Weed campaign which was in response to the Bureau of Cannabis Control decision that cannabis delivery is legal throughout California even if a city has not permitted it. This mis-leading campaign was removed from Internet within a few weeks.
ResponsiTech offers state-of-the-art technology and consulting services that support restriction of illegal youth access and establish industry standards in compliance with government regulations. It sent this email to the EDs of the sponsoring associations (League of Cities, California Police Chief Association) and several local and state government official staff.
‘Allow me to introduce myself, I am Co-Founder and CEO of ResponsiTech Online Youth Safety Solutions formed in response to the growing cannabis industry and the critical need to keep our youth protected. Since 2002, I have been on the forefront of protecting children online and have demonstrated to governments that industry can indeed self-regulate as it relates to child protection. As an Association Executive, you might appreciate knowing our parental filtering label was awarded the ASAE Associations Make a Better World in 2008 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya9uSNf3G-U). We’ve been recognized by Congresswoman Jane Harman and Cities of San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles - even my hometown of Redondo Beach - and California State Senate and Assembly representatives as a solution source to the increasing dialogues around safeguarding youth. Additionally, we have been well-received at national and international conferences for our abilities to bring critical solutions to the cannabis industry with our technology, services, and expertise.
I must express my concern about the misleading verbiage and messaging of the campaign against cannabis delivery (https://www.stopwanderingweed.com). Implying that the Bureau of Cannabis Control wipes out safety controls and is endangering youth safety is simply untrue and unfair. “Now the Bureau of Cannabis Control has proposed new rules that wipe out safety controls, allowing marijuana to be delivered anywhere in California – even to your doorstep. Will your children be home?”
To also imply that delivery will be coming to schools - knowing that cannabis businesses are strictly zoned reflects badly on the author's knowledge of the regulations. Such caricatures are unwarranted depictions of this rapidly growing industry and economy. The legal cannabis industry will incorporate youth safety solutions and ResponsiTech, industry trade associations, and the lawyers will be certain of this. I understand that this is a difficult paradigm shift. Whether we agree or not, Prop 64 was approved, and it is the responsibility of cities to implement the will of the voters. Why subject city attorneys and police departments to wasteful litigation cases? There are far more productive uses of their valuable time and expertise that will benefit our communities. Such shifts are uncomfortable, but working together I am certain we can resolve these issues.
I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and your Board to address solutions that exist in efforts to work toward our common goals. I invite you to visit my sites to learn more about my experiences and related background. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanirvine/), (https://www.responsitech.com/).
Responsible Internet Technology Company (ResponsiTech) provides a broad range of youth safety technology and services including Authorized Channel Partners: state-of-the-art age-verification and age-restricted digital ad buying services. ResponsiTech assists companies in restricting illicit youth online access and demonstrates the industry’s ability to self-regulate best practices and comply with government regulations and restrictions with regards to youth safety.
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