L.A. City Council bans medical marijuana dispensaries

L.A. will order all 762 medical pot dispensaries to close immediately, but City Council also asks staff to draw up a measure allowing original shops to stay open
Los Angeles Times (US)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

In what could be a turning point in the city's seemingly unending battle to regulate the distribution of medical marijuana, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban all pot dispensaries, while also opening the door to possibly let some remain. Under the ban, all of the 762 dispensaries registered in the city will be sent letters ordering them to shut down immediately. Those that don't comply may face legal action from the city.