Medical Marijuana: Will Los Angeles Ban Prescription Pot?

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Los Angeles might ban prescription pot shops.

The City Council is set to vote today on a proposed measure that would make the municipality's dispensaries illegal.

The decision comes as the feds turn up the heat on California's cannabis industry. While medical marijuana is legal in California, federal law considers it illegal.

One L.A. City Councilmember, Paul Koretz, has proposed a compromise.

Instead of suggesting a full ban, The Associated Press reports, he has argued that 100 dispensaries be permitted in restricted locations.

On the eve of the vote, both medical marijuana backers and opponents rallied City Hall on Monday, drawing everyone from crime-concerned priests and moms to palliative pot patients, the L.A. Times reports.

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muzzylu
muzzylu

Unbelievable stupidity of the L.A City council! The state of California is near economic collapse, so it wastes time and money going after legal medical marijuana dispensaries! 

Great $2.99 e-book on medical marijuana: MARIJUANA - Guide to Buying, Growing, Harvesting, and Making Medical Marijuana Oil and Delicious Candies to Treat Pain and Ailments by Mary Bendis, Second Edition. This book has great recipes for easy marijuana oil, delicious Cannabis Chocolates, and tasty Dragon Teeth Mints. 

 

kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt topcommenter

"marijuana is legal in California, federal law considers it illegal." States are not obligated to enforce federal law.  There are plenty of unenforceable and unjust laws on the books.  In Florida, it is a crime for unmarried people to cohabitate and do naughty things to each other.  The penalty is a $500 fine and 60 days in jail.

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