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Los Angeles To Consider Complete Dispensary Ban At Tuesday Meeting


medical marijuana signBy Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town

Here we go again. A marijuana dispensary ban will be considered at Los Angeles City Hall tomorrow, Tuesday, May 29. The L.A. City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee will look at the proposed ban.

“A complete obliteration of Los Angeles’ famous and numerous pot shops is on the table,” writes Dennis Romero at the LA Weekly.

The committee will consider two options:

– A “gentle ban” proposed by Councilman Paul Koretz, who claims its a “more reasonable” approach through which L.A. proceeds with a ban on dispensaries, but uses “prosecutorial discretion” to abstain from enforcement actions against dispensaries deemed not to be in violation of a set of City Council-imposed “restrictions.”

“Seems that it remains to be seen how the survivors would be chosen,” Romero writes.

– Flat-out banning all dispensaries until the California Supreme Court has its say on a pivotal Long Beach case (Pack v. City of Long Beach) which prohibited that city from regulating dispensaries in the same way that Los Angeles does.

A medical marijuana advocate told the LA Weekly to expect fireworks at the PLUM committee meeting; cannabis patient advocates are expected to show up en masse.

The meeting starts at 2:30 p.m. in Los Angeles City Hall’s Board of Public Woks Royal Hearing Room (Room 350), 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California.

Planning and Land use Management Committee Meeting Agenda [PDF]

Article From Toke of the Town and republished with special permission.


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  1. Adam Rockstar Daniels on

    Btt818 is right…Huizar is an idiot and proposed the not so “gentle ban”, and Koretz/Wesson have proposed a more sensible solution: the “limited immunity”.

  2.  Actually they are going after delivery services already.
    First round of this wave is in Ventura County and moving inland.
    Delivery services will be no more no doubt.

  3. Sasquatch13 on

    I was there. Rosenthal showed up and suggested to keep 100 or so open or it will just end up back in the back alleys. Wow we have a councilman who knows the true outcome. Also they cant stop mobile deliveries. And apartment owners spoke against the ban because they didnt want their complexes turning into grow zones ….

  4. Carlosativa on

    how can a bunch of “OLD DRUNK NICOTINE ADDICTS” pass judgement on medi-juana?


    Well just maybe the voters should rethink who needs to be replaced in city hall could be their un happy with their current job andwould rather be at burger king r wendys. I ain’t saying im just saying.lmao

  6. This article is wrong. Huias is proposing a “gentle ban” which would eliminate everyone. Koretz is proposing “limited immunity” which would keep certain collectives open. Why is every media outlet getting the facts wrong. Amazing. Chech your facts “journalists”.

  7. I would suggest a state law that prohibits any city or county government from banning or interfering with the medical cannabis stores period. I would further say to activists to not be afraid to ask for what they really want in their petitions.  

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