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Dreams of a Medical Marijuana Shuttle in Eagle Rock Have Been Dashed (For Now)

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Businesses in Eagle Rock haven't exactly been jumping for joy to see medical marijuana collectives open up in their neighborhood. One sticking point was that patients' cars have been taking up space in business parking lots. So one man decided to come up with a solution: chartering a shuttle for patients. Tim Ryder, founder of the Cannabis Clubs United with the Community, came up with the idea to pick up patients in a mostly empty parking lot near the base of Eagle Rock and head on over to local collectives, according to CBS Los Angeles. He even planned to hand out coupons to local businesses in the hopes of drumming up support for the collectives and their patients.

The shuttle was supposed to start today, but for now, it looks like those dreams have been dashed. The culprit? Red tape. Ryder's plan was stopped by DMV restrictions, permits and licenses.

Ryder released a statement to CBS: "At least this stakeholder actually tried to find workable solutions for his fellow residents and businesses in uniting the collective with the community instead of running around hysterically screaming that the sky is falling and alarming the community."