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Decision on L.A.'s Medical Marijuana Ordinance Delayed by Judge

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A legal challenge to Los Angeles' medical marijuana ordinance, which limits the number that can operate within the city, thus forcing hundreds to shut down, is still in limbo. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mohr yesterday delayed his decision until after July 23rd, when briefs he requested are due, according to the LA Times. Mohr said the ordinance appeared "imperfect," but was unsure if that was enough reason to stop the city from enforcing its own law. Many dispensaries have complied with the law, but are waiting to see if they can open the doors again, but some are reportedly continuing to operate, despite the law.

The Times noted that Mohr appeared "to tilt slightly toward the city’s argument." The ordinance went into effect on June 7th.