Friday, January 18, 2013

Angelinos Will Have Third Medical Marijuana Option to Vote On

Los Angeles voters will have three medical marijuana initiatives to vote on for the May ballot, the L.A. Daily News reports. The latest, floated by the City Council, would prohibit dispensaries from operating 1,000 feet from schools and tax $60 for every $1,000 in sales, as well as limit hours operation and require background checks on dispensary employees.

The option is being presented as a compromise between the other two initiatives that will be voted on. One initiative would allow dispensaries 1,000 feet from schools, churches and impose the same tax structure as the City Council's proposal; the other would only allow about 100 dispensaries that have been open since Sept. 14, 2007 to remain open.

Regardless of which initiative is voted in, given the constant flip-flopping of the Los Angeles City Council's position on medical marijuana, it's a safe bet that medical pot is far from being resolved.

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