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Supporters Turn In 50,000 Signatures, LA Marijuana Dispensary Ban Suspended

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director August 30, 2012


    In July, members of the LA City Council approved a blanket ban on marijuana dispensaries in the city. This ban has now been suspended for the time being thanks to the efforts of medicinal cannabis supporters in the City of Angels.

    Today, medical marijuana advocates turned in nearly double the 27,425 signatures required to force a voter referendum on the dispensary ban. The ban has been suspended temporarily to allow the city clerk 15 days to verify the signatures and see if the referendum officially qualifies. If it does, the council must either repeal the ban entirely or place the issue before voters in March 2013.

    NORML will keep you posted as this situation evolves.

    24 Responses to “Supporters Turn In 50,000 Signatures, LA Marijuana Dispensary Ban Suspended”

    1. J.S.Vargo says:

      need help in east tennessee,……

    2. Paul Pot says:

      Thanx for all the hard work folks.
      Register to Vote for reform.

    3. About time they lifted the ban! I was in Cali working this summer and the Local dispensaries where open few months later all were closed down just raided by three letter agencies! Its good to see the people make a difference!!!

    4. Douglas says:

      It does not sound good for our side on this one/ We won this battle but they have just begun to fight.

    5. Anonymous says:

      What part of tn?

    6. Just An Observer says:

      It seemed strange that an LA City Council would implement a ban. What’s next? Segregation? LOL! This move is one I would have expected out of a Texas city, not LA.

      Now let’s see if any city councilors get recalled or voted out for their votes in favor of the ban. One can only hope!

    7. […] Supporters Turn In 50,000 Signatures, LA Marijuana Dispensary Ban Suspended In July, members of the LA City Council approved a blanket ban on marijuana dispensaries in the city. This ban has now been suspended for the time being thanks to the efforts of medicinal cannabis supporters in the City of Angels. Today, medical marijuana advocates turned in nearly double the 27,425 signatures required to force a voter referendum on the dispensary ban. The ban has been suspended temporarily to allow the city clerk 15 days to verify the signatures and see if the referendum officially qualifies. If it does, the […] […]

    8. jax says:

      thank you ASA and NORML for your efforts.
      the los angeles mayor, city council and city attorney
      have to be constantly reminded to follow the intent of the voters.

      please call, write, or email any of them today and tell them you support medical marijuana.
      thanks.

    9. Fed-Up says:

      So how are we going to argue with the Majority? …it doesn.t make much sence,realy, that, cannabis consumers are winning ,they have the majority. The Moral Majority. Yes,the “Moral Majority” is that offensive,yes,it,should,be!!!!

      ‘THE MORAL MAJORITY” ,is that so wrong?

    10. Pat Rothchild says:

      Great work, LA. Thank you for demonstrating the power of the people. You have a tough row ahead, but it looks like it will just make you and the rest of us anti-prohibition activists stronger. Best wishes. Remember, the world is watching.

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