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Will L.A. Approve a Medical Marijuana Ordinance Today?

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Over two years in the making, Los Angeles is still without an ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. Today, the City Council is slated to discuss and possibly vote on the plan. The current question for members is if dispensaries should be 500 or 1,000 feet from one another and other types of places like schools, parks, libraries, churches, childcare facilities and youth centers, reported the LA Times. At a meeting in Dcember, the Council requested an analysis to determine the effects of such a restriction on the 137 dispensaries deemed legal by the council last month. According to that document (.pdf), several communities like Venice and Silver Lake would have no collectives if restrictions were approved.

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