Los Angeles City Council Repeals Pot Dispensary Ban

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Guardian.co.uk

Los Angeles has repealed its ban on pot shops, granting a reprieve to the city’s estimated 1,000 dispensaries but leaving their legal status in limbo.

The city council voted 11 to 2 on Tuesday to rescind the ban, which it had approved in July, following lobbying by the increasingly well-organised cannabis sector.

It was a victory for organisations and unions which represent pot shop owners and workers as well as activists who say they need they need medical marijuana to treat serious illnesses.

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