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Proposed Medical Marijuana Van Hits A Speed Bump In Eagle Rock

EAGLE ROCK (CBS) — Although legal in Eagle Rock, not everyone is on board when it comes to having medical marijuana clinics so close to homes and businesses.

And on Friday night, one man's proposed plan to create a shuttle bus for medical marijuana patients was put on hold.

In an email to the Neighborhood Council, Cannabis Clubs United with the Community founder Tim Ryder cites DMV restrictions, permits and licenses as a roadblock.

Ryder's plan, which was expected to kick off Saturday, was to make the parking lot at the base of Eagle Rock near Figueroa and the 134 Freeway the meeting point, where a shuttle would then take patients to collectives and drop them back off.

The plan's aim was to alleviate parking troubles brought on in some locations.

"The other businesses can't get their customers in there and everybody's taking their parking spots and just going for those clinics," said one man who did not want to be identified.

Michael Nogueria with the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council believes -- in some cases -- cannabis clubs are being misused by those without legitimate medical reasons.

"There's all generations, all young ages running in, running out with carloads of people. I think it's being abused," Nogueria told CBS2's Juan Fernandez.

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