Activists seeking to repeal a ban on medical marijuana outlets in Los Angeles have secured enough verified signatures to place their measure on the ballot, City Clerk June Lagmay said Monday.
Los Angeles' ban on storefront medical marijuana dispensaries was set to take effect today, that is until a group of activists presented approximately 50,000 signatures to the city on August 30 in opposition of the ordinance.
The Los Angeles City Council's decision to ignore the fact that the majority of their constituents support the use of medical marijuana, and its availability through legitimately run medical marijuana dispensaries, is already costing the financially depleted city thousands of dollars.
After the Los Angeles City Council voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries last month, the city has been moving to shut down thousands of businesses where they believe such shops are operating.
The Denver City Council is making it more difficult for medical marijuana dispensaries to advertise their product.
After Los Angeles officials passed a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries last month, activists vowed to take legal action.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office is threatening local medical marijuana dispensaries with steep fines and potential jail time unless they close their doors by September 6.
The clock is now ticking on the life of the first and only medical pot dispensary in the Tri-Cities.
The only people who oppose the cultivation of industrial hemp are anti-cannabis bureaucracies, politicians, drug-testing companies and U.S. law enforcement.
After several motions failed, the City Council has agreed on a one-year ban on medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities.