Los Angeles City Council Rescinds Ban on Medical Marijuana Shops

LA Rescinds Ban on Marijuana ShopsThe Los Angeles City Council has voted to repeal a new ban on medical marijuana shops. The vote leaves the city without any regulation of its estimated 1,000 medical marijuana dispensaries, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The ban was put into place earlier this year. Medical marijuana supporters recently gained enough signatures to place an initiative on the upcoming March ballot that would have repealed the ban. The city’s marijuana activists are increasingly organized and well funded, the newspaper notes.

Medical marijuana is permitted under California law, but its sale and use is considered a crime under federal law. Federal officials recently have been raiding Los Angeles marijuana dispensaries. Many of them have received letters ordering them to shut down within two weeks.

Full story of medical marijuana shops at DrugFree.org

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