L.A. City Council Bans Medical Pot Dispensaries
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The measure, which the mayor is expected to sign, would force the city's 762 dispensaries to shut down immediately or face legal action. In a separate vote, the council approved a plan to study allowing 182 dispensaries to open in the future after more extensive analysis is done by the city Planning Department.
- "L.A. City Council Deals Blow to Pot Clinics" (Orlov, Contra Costa Times, 7/24).
- "L.A. City Council Votes 14-0 To Ban Medical Marijuana Shops" (Linthicum, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 7/24).