“A complete obliteration of Los Angeles’ famous and numerous pot shops is on the table,” writes Dennis Romero at the LA Weekly.
The committee will consider two options:
• A “gentle ban” proposed by Councilman Paul Koretz, who claims its a “more reasonable” approach through which L.A. proceeds with a ban on dispensaries, but uses “prosecutorial discretion” to abstain from enforcement actions against dispensaries deemed not to be in violation of a set of City Council-imposed “restrictions.”
“Seems that it remains to be seen how the survivors would be chosen,” Romero writes.
• Flat-out banning all dispensaries until the California Supreme Court has its say on a pivotal Long Beach case (Pack v. City of Long Beach) which prohibited that city from regulating dispensaries in the same way that Los Angeles does.
A medical marijuana advocate told the LA Weekly to expect fireworks at the PLUM committee meeting; cannabis patient advocates are expected to show up en masse.
The meeting starts at 2:30 p.m. in Los Angeles City Hall’s Board of Public Woks Royal Hearing Room (Room 350), 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California.