Los Angeles Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Measure D institutes medical marijuana protectionism for early shops.
Hundreds ordered to shut down
Will force hundreds closed
A victory for protectionism and local unions
Voters to decide whether to close hundreds of dispensaries or validate their right to do business
Attempts to restrict numbers vs. attempts to remove caps
Including one by the unresponsive City Council not happy with current public efforts
A second initiative would allow even more
For once the public actually calls the shots
An interview with Don Duncan on the future of medical marijuana
UCLA study puts number at 472
Supporters say they have twice as many signatures as they need, meaning the ban could also be temporarily suspended
Case had been used by municipalities to justify dispensary bans.