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LA Council Weighs Allowing 140 Pot Shops to Reopen

Daily Dose 2010-11-12 0 comments

From the Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council has ordered the city attorney to draft a measure that would allow 140 medical marijuana dispensaries to reopen in the city.

Some City officials turned a deaf ear to the needs of the patients and being mindful of how they are able to receive their medicine. As they re-begin their process, they are now less tone deaf to song of the patient.

The council approved the move Friday and will vote next week on an amendment to scale back the long-debated medical marijuana ordinance that passed earlier this year.

The ordinance allowed 180 dispensaries that had registered with the city before a 2007 moratorium to stay open. However, 140 of them were disqualified because they had management changes over the past three years.

Under the proposed amendment, dispensaries could reopen if they have at least one primary owner or manager from the initial registration.

If approved, the city clerk will review all registrations to determine those that qualify under the new amendment.