Well, this is rich, and not because it concerns Beverly Hills. Marijuana is now legal for not only medical, but for recreational use throughout the entire State of California. There are pot shops springing up everywhere. Can they in Sacramento not see the irony in this? Can they not see how utterly stupid this is. You can buy pot virtually anywhere in the State, but cigarettes and all tobacco products, as well as even non-tobacco electronic cigarettes will soon enough be outlawed. Just how dumb are the people of California? That’s a rhetorical question.
from the Blaze:
California city may become first in US to ban retail tobacco sales, except in posh cigar lounges
The city of Beverly Hills, California, is poised to become the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of tobacco products with an exception that would allow posh cigar lounges to remain in business.
The Beverly Hills City Council passed on Tuesday an initial vote that would prohibit the sale of cigarettes, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes at virtually all retailers, the Daily Wire reported.
“We are a city that has taken the lead on restricting smoking and promoting public health,” Mayor John Mirisch told the Daily Mail in a statement. “Somebody has to be first, so let it be us.”
A final vote is expected June 4. If approved, the ban would take effect in January 2021.
What’s the story on the cigar lounges?
Hundreds of the rich and famous, including former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, flooded the city with letters and attended council meetings where they urged the city to spare their fancy cigar lounges from the ban.