L.A. repeals its ban on pot stores

The 11-2 vote to rescind the measure approved in July leaves the city with no law regulating about 1,000 medical marijuana dispensaries
Los Angeles Times (US)
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

med-marijuana-celebrationAfter struggling for years to regulate storefront pot shops, the Los Angeles City Council retreated Tuesday, voting to repeal the carefully crafted ban on medical marijuana dispensaries it approved a few months ago. The move shows the political savvy of the increasingly organized and well-funded network of marijuana activists who sought to place a referendum overturning the ban on the March ballot, when the mayor and eight council seats will be up for grabs.