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News World news Los Angeles Los Angeles city council rescinds ban on pot shops but legal future is unclear

Roy Carroll
The Guardian
October 3, 2012

Los Angeles has repealed its ban on pot shops, granting a reprieve to the city’s estimated 1,000 dispensaries but leaving their legal status in limbo.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