La Puente adopts marijuana law

The city is allowing only six marijuana dispensaries, according to a law passed Tuesday night.
The council unanimously passed the ordinance, which also calls for security at dispensaries.

The law is similar to those passed in other cities, but there is an interesting aside to this one.

Mayor Louie Lujan and council members Nadia Mendoza and Dan Holloway in 2006 took about $4,000 in contributions and mailers from the political action committee “Coalition for a Safe and Clean Environment,” which is mostly composed of people dedicated to the legalization of marijuana. The friends on the PAC’s myspace page was full of marijuana-related organizations.
And Lujan’s little brother, Philip, was among the leaders of the PAC. Lujan has repeatedly said the PAC’s donation had nothing to do with his votes on marijuana issues.
I don’t suppose it’s any different than a council member voting on a development after taking money from a developer, which happens all the time.

  • LP RESIDENT

    Thanks for bringing drugs to the community Louie! Can’t you get arrested for having marijuana? What are we teaching kids at school when we tell them it’s illegal and then open up drug stores?

    It’s Louie going to get arrest for all his campaign lying??

    Crooks are in charge folks…..beat them or join them….just make sure you donate money to political campaigns before you join them!

  • Eye In The Sky

    According to SGV Tribune they never wrote the above mentioned comment. hahaha you got caught Louie and Dan!
    SHAME ON YOU LOUIE LUJAN FOR FABRICATING STORIES LIKE THIS! YOU AND DAN HOLLOWAY ARE LOW DOWN SCOUNDRELS WITH NO SCRUPLS!!!!!!!!
    Don’t be mad cause your clinic got shut down Louie!

  • Anonymous

    LP Councilman John Solis helps WC Councilman’s Brother to open Pot Dispensary in La Puente

    By James Wagner, Staff Writer
    Posted: 01/15/2010 09:02:21 AM PST

    David Touhey, brother of Councilman WC Mike Touhey, opened a Marijuana Dispensary this week with the help of Councilman John Solis according to city officials.

    “It was the right thing to do, the Touheys are very good friends of mine and I feel good to be able to help them open the shop” Solis stated in an interview Thursday.

    According to campaign finance reports, Solis accepted $6245.50 in donations and in-kind contributions from Touhey family clients and business partners. Solis said the donations have nothing to do with his helping David Touhey.

    According to Solis, the marijuana dispensary, “Pharm-Assists” is set to open within the next month, however, he said he will push to open it sooner.

  • Anonymous

    LP Councilman John Solis helps WC Councilman’s Brother to open Pot Dispensary in La Puente

    By James Wagner, Staff Writer
    Posted: 01/15/2010 09:02:21 AM PST

    David Touhey, brother of Councilman WC Mike Touhey, opened a Marijuana Dispensary this week with the help of Councilman John Solis according to city officials.

    “It was the right thing to do, the Touheys are very good friends of mine and I feel good to be able to help them open the shop” Solis stated in an interview Thursday.

    According to campaign finance reports, Solis accepted $6245.50 in donations and in-kind contributions from Touhey family clients and business partners. Solis said the donations have nothing to do with his helping David Touhey.

    According to Solis, the marijuana dispensary, “Pharm-Assists” is set to open within the next month, however, he said he will push to open it sooner.

  • the eye in the sky

    How convenience for a local drug store to be open all night so Dan Holloway can pick up a bong hit, ding dongs, and chips all in one stop.

    Does anyone know if Lola has mad cow disease?

  • the eye in the sky

    Or better yet, maybe John Solis can get Mike Touhey’s brother to donate some “samples” to the city council since he now has a marijuana clinic in good ol’ LP.

    We all know that David Argudo, Lujan, and Mendoza are big stoners.

  • the eye in the sky said

    According to campaign finance reports, Solis accepted $6245.50 in donations and in-kind contributions from Touhey family clients and business partners.

    Argudo accepted $4250, Lujan $3245, Mendoza $2989, and Holloway $2375. Seems like Touhey, his brother and his clients are in bed with the entire Council.

    I hear they are giving free brownies away to day at city hall.

  • WC420

    Maybe now Mike Touhey and his brother can give samples from their new marijuana dispensary in La Puente to all the stoners on the Council.

    All you losers on the LP City Council should be ashamed for approving a marijuana store owned by West Covina Council member and his brother. Wake up La Puente!

  • Boss man

    Dan Holloway has ties to the owners of the marijuana shop on Amar. Why did HIS city manager approve them on the fast trak after he complained???? he is the king of la puene.

  • LP Resident

    This is my third attempt to putting a comment on this blog,why does it seem that you are only taking the negative comment,were people are just smashing people.

    I will try mine again, I think it is a great thing that someone is stepping up to the plate,to help the people in our community that need the help. Medical Marijuana is not an Illegal Drug it is a source of Medication for people with illness.Instead of smashing everyone on the councils,why don’t you all go get educated more on the Medical Marijuana issues.

  • WC420

    John Solis is tied to Trinity Wellness and the Touhey Medical Marijuana Collective. TWO clinics. TWO! that Solis has friends at. He is collecting money from each.

    La Puente is foolish. At least here in WC we export the marijuana to LP so its not in our city.

    Good luck to you LP and all of your stoner councilmembers.

  • LP Resident

    Who is this WC420 guy,and were is he getting his information from,does he have any proof of any of this.If so why don’t you share it cause right now you just sound like a whining WC Resident that is just throwing things out to get in the paper,and or maybe has it out for John Solis for some reason beyond his matter.Take up your personal business elsewhere on your own time.This is a real issue with real people that have medical issues.

  • WC420

    For your information – YES, I am a WC resident and YES, I DO have it in for John Solis because of his corruption and ties to the Mike Touhey clan.

    Trinity Wellness and Farm Assists are nothing but fronts for cash and drugs for the LP stoner Council, especially John Solis who is cashing in.

    Dont get upset at me Mike because I challenged you before at council meetings. We know about you, your brother and your connections to John Solis. Just because LP is going the way of the weed doesnt mean you have to get upset here.

  • grower

    I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?

  • My Dog Spot

    This is funny i went to city hall this morning.To my surprise or NOT..the only one who got money from the drug lord is LOUIE DAN NADIA DR HERNANDEZ.Why do these names always appear NEXT TO CRUPTION but i do give HOLLOWAY credit for trying to stop it and he and SOLIS for regulating them.But we must remember everyone needs to know your council people they vote on all maters some good some bad,This is who we chose to run the city.If you dont like it dont complain RUN

  • Chris Cama

    Ok, so tell me if I got this right. The “group” has many people donating money to them as a political action committee. One member or donor is an advocate for “Mary Jane.”. This is out of many other people who are not or we do not know. Later this group donates to a Candidate. Which now means that Candidate supports are dear Ol’ Mary Jane. I get it!!!
    I swear we got idiots everywhere now a days.

  • Touhey-weed

    Is this the same family that sales me my weed in the location next to walnut pools -now I will not have to drive as far.They have really good weed

  • That BUSTER Holloway

    Dan Holloway is in the pocket of the City Manager. He brought her in now he is having her approve his pot clinics.

    Records show that Holloway accepted $2500 from Josi Kenline (now LP city manager) during the 2007 election.

    What a dirty SCOUNDREL WITH NO SCRUPLS.

  • LP420

    LOUIE DAN NADIA DR HERNANDEZ DAN HOLLOWAY and ARGUDO are all connected.

    Solis is the only one not connected to them. He is fair and he is a good man.

  • day of judgement

    Dan Holloway is too dumb to be in anyone pockets. The only thing that guy is worried about is getting his bong hits on time. John Solis is dirty as they come, do not let his brainless comments fool you, but what do you expect when crooks run together in packs.

  • Day of the Living

    Hey WC420, why dont you take your marijuana back to your stupid wanna be city. Maybe not. Let me see why. Maybe because your police department are dirty and wont do anything about the corruption. At least the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department are not afraid to arrest criminals! Go suck a bong hit WC420…

  • Anonymous

    all of u guys that r for these idiots in la puente stupid louie dan all these people r corupt cant even fix a street wat the hell r u guys worried about the clinics when hacienda has bin messed up for the longest time im so tired of these people on the city council they dont do a damn thing for us in la puente but take our money

  • Casso Corrupt

    Jamime Casso the city attorney is billing the city over $800K per year. The DA and the FBI are looking into Casso and his billing practices.