The owner of Studio City, Calif. medical marijuana dispensary Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, Inc., contacted Patch.com with a concern about his neighborhood.
Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, Inc. is about to have an adult book store as a new neighbor.
The owner is concerned that the adult book store will bring an increase in crimes, sex crimes in particular.
He cited an earlier sexual assault in the area and an act of vandalism he claims to have seen as proof that a porn shop in the area is a bad idea.
You know, like how people who don't like pot say that pot shops lead to more crime and drug dealing.
"Tonight's incident and the first sexual assult [sic] in Studio City in many years, last year near the Shell on Ventura Place is more proof positive that an adult book store is not the right thing for this community," he wrote.
What's interesting is that the so-called "secondary effects" that anti-porn groups cite are in dispute. They're not unlike the arguments anti-legalization groups make about dispensaries, which were dispelled by a RAND Corp. study (much to the dismay of the City of L.A.).