facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

LA council reverses medical pot shop ban

Oct. 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to repeal its ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in an apparent effort to keep the issue off the ballot next year.

The council voted 11-2 to eliminate the ban it had previously adopted, with some members saying they hoped federal law enforcement of marijuana laws will put medical pot dispensaries out of business, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The council vote means the city's estimated 1,000 pot dispensaries are virtually unregulated, although city officials may try to use zoning laws to have some shut down, the newspaper said.

The vote came after medical marijuana activists gathered signatures on a petition to put before the voters in March an earlier council decision to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
2
Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city
3
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
4
No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed
5
Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback