Voters To Decide Future Of Medical Marijuana In Los Angeles

In addition to the election of a new mayor next week, voters will also be deciding the future of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles.

Measure D, Measure E, and Measure F have all been competing to set the rules for medical marijuana dispensaries, including how many will be allowed, where they will be allowed to locate, as well as what regulations they have to adhere to.

Los Angeles City Councilman, Bill Rosendahl, has surfaced as the leading force behind the campaign to pass Measure-D.

Rosendahl is a cancer survivor, and greatly credits medical marijuana with helping him to recover.

Measure-D would allow 135 dispensaries to remain open, closing all other dispensaries that were established before 2007. In addition, the proposition would increase the city tax to 6%.

“We’re supporting those who have quietly lived by the rules, are causing no problems, and give medicinal use for me,” Councilman Rosendahl said. “That’s the people I want to support.”

Measure-E, which is similar to Measure-D, closed down its campaign to support Measure-D.

“Proposition-D doesn’t distinguish between those that are doing it right, and those that aren’t,” Measure-F campaign strategist Michael Bustamante said.

Measure-F would allow all registered dispensaries that meet with the city’s criteria to remain open, which could result in over 1,000 dispensaries open in Los Angeles. The measure would also increase city tax to 6%.

– Read the entire article at CBS Los Angeles.