Medical Pot Advocates Gave Thousands to Lawmakers
Over the past year, medical marijuana dispensaries and their supporters have given more than $16,000 to the re-election campaigns ofÂ Los Angeles CityÂ Council members Bill Rosendahl and Paul Koretz, who opposed a citywide medical marijuana ban enacted last week, according to a Los Angeles Times review. Rosendahl received nearly $8,900 from medical marijuana advocates in 2011. Kortez received more than $7,300 -- or 9% of his campaign contributions in the last year -- from medical marijuana dispensaries and their advocates.
- "Pot Advocates Rally Support for Allies on L.A. City Council" (Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 7/31).