Judge: LA’s ordinance to limit pot shops upheld
October 15, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A judge has upheld a Los Angeles medical marijuana ordinance that allows the city to limit the number of dispensaries and set other limits.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/qIRmhe) reports that Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr made the ruling Friday following months of hearings on challenges raised by pot collectives.
Despite the ruling in its favor, the City Council plans to start work next week on a third version of the ordinance.
City officials had planned to limit the number of dispensaries to 100 by holding a lottery but state courts ruled earlier this month that such an action would mean the city was authorizing the distribution of a drug that is illegal under federal law.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com