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Los Angeles has repealed its ban on pot shops, granting a reprieve to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
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.