L.A. Reins in Its Pot Shops

Pubdate: Tue, 11 May 2010
Source: Wall Street Journal (US)
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Author: Tamara Audi
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Explosion of Marijuana Dispensaries Leads to Fight Over How to Regulate Them

LOS ANGELES-City officials here are hoping that a new get-tough
policy will finally allow them to gain control of the hundreds of
medical-marijuana dispensaries that have sprung up over the past few years.

But many owners of the 600 or so pot outlets currently operating
openly here don’t want to go quietly. They have hired lawyers and
plan to fight the city in court.

What was supposed to be a comprehensive resolution to Los Angeles’s
long-running pot controversy is shaping up instead to be a long, strange trip.

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