LA Council Puts Medical Marijuana Legislation On May Ballot

In an 8-4 vote, the Los Angeles City Council has put a measure further regulating medical marijuana dispensaries to a vote of the people – the vote will take place May 21st, 245620_6db9479f5d87fa0d5b12e87d8ac751c4_35faa5823ce79f4f18e8c72e8a58ba61013.

The measure, which is an accumulation of much-discussion amongst the council, comes after a back-and-forth from the council that’s left people confused, and unsure of how to move forward.

If passed, the bill would drop the number of dispensaries, which is currently around 1,000, to roughly 130. In addition, it would ban locations from operating within 1,000 feet of a school, or 600 feet from certain public places like libraries (huh?). In addition, it slightly increases the cost to obtain a medical cannabis business license.

The news comes with two other initiatives already headed for the ballot, and as activists are attempting to get a statewide initiative on the 2014 ballot to expand upon California’s current medical cannabis policy.

– TheJointBlog

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