L.A. Medical Pot Advocates To Support City’s Proposal
On Monday, a coalition of Los Angeles medical marijuana advocates announced that they will abandon their May ballot measure and instead support the city's proposal. Both the city's proposal and the coalition's measure would allow only marijuana dispensaries that opened before 2007 to operate, but the city's proposal also would boost the tax on medical marijuana sales. Because it is too late to withdraw ordinances, the coalition's original measure still will appear on the May ballot.
- "Proponents of L.A. Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure Shift Support" (Linthicum, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 1/28).