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LA County Wants to 86 Your Medical 420

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First they banned plastic bags in unincorporated Los Angeles County, now the Board of Supervisors is considering a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the same area, according to LA Now. Currently the pot shops are living on borrowed time, under a 4-year-old policy that already imposes strident restrictions on where they can set up: "They cannot be within 1,000 feet of churches, day-care centers, libraries, playgrounds, schools and other sensitive uses."

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has expressed concerns that the medical marijuana dispensaries makes the 1.5 million residents in the areas in question vulnerable to crime and other safety risks. Closing down illegal pot shops is also a priority for Supervisor Gloria Molina.

The Board of Supervisors is expected to discuss the matter in their meeting today.