Los Angeles has long been an unruly frontier in the cannabis industry, where hundreds of illegal dispensaries and cultivators proliferated. That’s how we roll.” The council’s approval comes just weeks before California’s state-regulated cannabis market goes online, on Jan. 1. Latest in Politics Delaware Officials Eye Gun Ban for Cannabis Consumers California’s Limit on Big Growers Just Vanished. Here’s Why An Overview of Cannabis Legalization Driving Politicians Insane Politics California’s Limit on Big Growers Just Vanished. One of the more hotly contested aspects of city’s regulations, for example, was the size of the buffer zone required between cannabis businesses and “sensitive use” spaces, such as schools, public parks and drug abuse treatment facilities.
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After more than a year of official hearings and public input, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday cleared a major hurdle, voting to approve a package of three ordinances that will govern the city’s medical and adult-use cannabis industries when the state’s legal market launches next year.
“Today is the day, today is the vote, today is our moment to set the tone … for the rest of this country,” City Council President Herb Wesson prior to the vote, predicting the rules could become a template for other cities across the country. “That’s who we are. That’s how we roll.”
The council’s approval comes just weeks before California’s state-regulated cannabis market goes online, on Jan. 1. Given the timing of the vote, industry observers say it’s unlikely LA will see legal sales begin that day.
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