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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Face Sept. 6th Deadline to Close

There has much discussion on the validity of medical marijuana prescriptions.  With these prescriptions, one can walk into a store front dispensary to purchase.  However, the City of LA has passed an ordinance, with a unanimous 14-0 vote, that will ultimately effect over 700 businesses.  The new ordinance passed last month and the City has begun issuing letters citing a Sept. 6th deadline to shut down or face legal action.  This ban does not apply to those dispensaries who were opened prior to 2007. 

Don Duncan, California director for Americans for Safe Access has started the process to obtain signatures to overturn the ban.  According to Duncan,  about 27,500 people must sign the petition for the referendum — or one-tenth of the voters who participated in the last mayoral election.

Photo by eyetwist via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr.

Good news though, the ordinance does allow for patients and caregivers, up to groups of three, to continue to grow together, at home., which can cost in excess of $5k.  Does Inglewood have such an ordinance?  To get a historical account of the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, check out this documentary titled In Pot We Trust

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