Medical Marijuana: Will Los Angeles Ban Prescription Pot?

Medical Marijuana: Will Los Angeles Ban Prescription Pot?

Los Angeles might ban prescription pot shops.

The City Council is set to vote today on a proposed measure that would make the municipality's dispensaries illegal.

The decision comes as the feds turn up the heat on California's cannabis industry. While medical marijuana is legal in California, federal law considers it illegal.

One L.A. City Councilmember, Paul Koretz, has proposed a compromise.

Instead of suggesting a full ban, The Associated Press reports, he has argued that 100 dispensaries be permitted in restricted locations.

On the eve of the vote, both medical marijuana backers and opponents rallied City Hall on Monday, drawing everyone from crime-concerned priests and moms to palliative pot patients, the L.A. Times reports.

Check back to the Voice for updates.

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