Legislature considering plans to regulate medicinal pot shops, growers

A Public Policy Institute of California survey this month found that 53% support legalization
Los Angeles Times (US)
Sunday, May 3, 2015

California lawmakers are wading into the politically sticky issue of regulating medical marijuana, laying groundwork for state control of the sale and cultivation of cannabis with the expectation that voters will legalize recreational use next year. The Legislature is considering multiple — and conflicting — plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers; the billion-dollar-a-year industry is now regulated largely by local governments. The debate has pitted cities and law enforcement agencies against marijuana growers and sellers.