re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th 

Tom Dunn

By Tom Dunn

Letter to VC Star editor re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th 
Pa for years has spoken on issues with wit, insight and humor but is sometimes less than factual. To state Port Hueneme is getting “so many medical marijuana dispensaries” is less than factual. 

The Star stopped covering city council meetings when it downsized and now is covering “cannabis issues” because they are considered a “hot topic” for readers and will sell newspapers.

Port Hueneme set up stringent ordinances and security regulations to oversee cannabis medical dispensaries and ensure they are operated according to local and state laws. If a dispensary does not comply, its license will be revoked. 

The standards in the cannabis business are threefold: Follow all regulations; provide a clean, safe and secure outlet for customers; and provide proper medical cannabis products and education to consumers. All customers must have a prescription from a qualified doctor and have it verified by the dispensary.

Port Hueneme approved two dispensaries meeting the qualifications to operate under city ordinances. Pa tends to make humor about the cannabis business in Port Hueneme, but it is of upmost importance to citizens for whom cannabis can make life much better than prescription drugs and their associated addiction problems and cost. We all may be there someday. 

Pa says Port Hueneme should add butcher shops and be known as the “Pot Roast” city. While humorous, it’s not factual or in the best medical interests of the residents of Ventura County.  
Tom Dunn   Port Hueneme 
Follow Up
Why did you delete that I am the Publisher of Port Hueneme News, a media competitor of VC Star. You add titles to other Letter to the Editor writers. This is a continuing failure for the Star to be truthful to its readers,
just as it provided the declining PH readers biased coverage of PH city politics for years. Request to the former editor and publisher to better edit what was false stories and quotes were ignored. 


This is a continuation of the same poor journalism that made the decision to start Port Hueneme News (facebook @huenemenews) the right thing for the citizens in “the friendly city by the sea” to have the best and truthful news possible. Tom Dunn – Publisher

Tom Dunn is a Port Hueneme resident who is publisher of Port Hueneme News, a digital newspaper (facebook @huenemenews)  and host of  “Hello Port Hueneme” a video interview show about people, places and things in Port Hueneme  google



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