Unfortunately, the city of Sonoma created, and continues to support, a monopoly that favors Sparc’s dispensary and limits service to our local patient community.
Stumbled into this image in a stash of Chamber of Commerce photos. Regardless that there is now service here, its availability remains seriously limited, no thanks to many of those pictured, from left to right:
Councilmember Madolyn Agrimonti – has never supported a cannabis dispensary, mysteriously voted to continue the first process, but continues to oppose a second dispensary.
Vice Mayor Kelso Barnett – in order to stall the second dispensary process, misrepresented, distorted information to the public regarding the number of dispensaries in the county and differences in their product pricing
Amy O’Gorman Jenkins – part-owner/lobbyist who wrote a clause into a state Senate bill to grant jurisdictions’ right to ban delivery services, including Sonoma
Erich Pearson – deliberately misrepresented his company’s financial situation to the city council in order to stall any process for a second, competing dispensary
Councilmember Sandra Lowe – accepted campaign donation from Amy O’Gorman Jenkins, who is part-owner of Erich Pearson’s Sonoma outlet
These are just some of the players who have been working against improving the quality of service for medical cannabis patients.