LA council to revisit medical marijuana ordinance

AP News
Posted: Dec 08, 2009 8:50 AM

The Los Angeles City Council will revisit a proposed medical marijuana ordinance that could shutter many of the dispensaries that have cropped up.

Council members last month hammered out some guidelines for the ordinance that included capping the number of dispensaries between 70 and 200. They plan to review the ordinance again on Tuesday.

The council also opted to allow cash reimbursement at those clinics. Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley has said he will go after pot dispensaries involved in over-the-counter sales.

City officials are trying to come up with an ordinance that addresses medicinal marijuana and figure out if the ordinance is permissible under state law. Hundreds of pot dispensaries have opened their doors in Los Angeles over the past couple of years.