Los Angeles City Council considering reopening Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

November 12th, 2010

Though California has defeated the proposition to legalize marijuana for recreational use, legislation is still occurring to get marijuana into the hands of the public. The Los Angeles City Council recently met to discuss amending the medical marijuana ordinance for the city, and is expected to make an announcement today.

The Ordinance was approved last spring and allowed 180 medical marijuana dispensaries to stay open, provided that they keep a distance from homes, schools, churches, and other dispensaries.

However, 140 other dispensaries were disqualified due to a provision that disallowed management changes in the past three years. Some of the dispensaries were even sued by the City Attorney’s Office to shut down.

The amendment to the ordinance would allow dispensaries to stay open as long as they have the same ownership and management in their registration papers.

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