Los Angeles: Voters Approve Dispensary Licensing Measure

Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles city voters decided last week in favor of Measure M – a city council sponsored ballot measure to establish rules on how and where marijuana retailers may operate within the city limits.

Passage of the new ordinance paves the way for the repeal of Proposition D, which voters approved in 2013, that halted the expansion of medical marijuana businesses. It also amends existing tax rates and imposes new ones on various marijuana-related activities, such as retail sales, delivery, and testing services.

Measure M was endorsed by the Los Angeles Times, the California Growers Association, and the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, among a coalition of other groups.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org.