FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

L.A. Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

July 25, 2012  | 

In the latest attempt to regulate what many say is an out-of-control proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, the City Council voted 14-0 Tuesday to ban pot shops.

Under the ban, each of the 762 dispensaries that have registered with the city will be sent a letter ordering them to shut down immediately. Those that don't comply may face legal action from the city.

Medical marijuana activists who had packed the council chambers jeered when the vote came down. More than a dozen Los Angeles Police Department officers were called in to quell them.

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.

Related:

Medical Marijuana: California's Biggest Losers

Tags: LAPD, Medical Marijuana, Drug Enforcement


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

Brian @ 7/25/2012 2:16 PM

This will last about as long as it takes to make it to election next time around.

mike @ 7/25/2012 10:52 PM

This subject has been going back and fourth for too many years now. I say it's time to just make it legal nationwide. I agree that there is many negative things about smoking marijuana. Decriminalization for small amounts has been a good thing for the states that have done that. If it's your child, brother, sister, or friend and they go away for college or something and they get caught with a little pot I don't think anyone wants to see them go to jail?

Bob@Az. @ 7/29/2012 10:24 AM

Good old L.A., Leading the charge backwards in time. It seems the state of calif. oks medical marijuana and requires the shops register but L.A. says no. The land of fruits & nuts is clearly nuts. Shame they don't take the same stand on cop killers.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Fieldline Tactical Introduces the Roe Sling Bag
Measuring 17.5 x 9 x 6.5 inches, the Roe Sling Bag has a capacity of more than 1,020 cubic...
Video: Florida Officers Lured into Ambush by 911 Caller
Officers Benjamin Metz, 38, and John Schwarze, 45, a K-9 handler for Lake Wales Police...
Wisconsin Officers Save Family from House Fire
"I immediately alerted dispatch and we exited our vehicle and began pounding and knocking...
Widow of Ex-Officer Who Killed Daughters to Get Pension Benefits
Former White Plains Officer Glen Hochman, 52, had marked the “zero option” when he filed...
Video: California Officers Sue, Claim Agency Retaliated After They Complained About Ticket Quotas
Six Whittier, Calif., police officers are suing the city, saying they faced retaliation...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine