L.A.'s medical marijuana mess

Despite much hand-wringing, the city's latest pot ban will do little to settle the issue
Los Angeles Times (US)
Thursday, July 26, 2012

medical-marijuana-crossThe Los Angeles City Council is plainly out of its depth when it comes to regulating medical marijuana. This was already clear after years of fumbling and court-delayed attempts to limit the number or locations of cannabis dispensaries, but it became painfully obvious when the council approved a ban on all dispensaries — along with a separate motion to draft an ordinance that would allow well-established pot shops to stay open, partially defeating the council's own purpose.