Trio of meetings set for local politicians who seek to tax and ban medical marijuana in Los Angeles

Our Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary lawyers are following two marijuana issues on the agenda of the Los Angeles City Council this week. The council’s actions on the marijuana issue have been so erratic that we urge collectives and others to attend such meetings and otherwise make their voices heard.
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As we reported on our Marijuana Lawyer Blog, the city is pondering a delay in enforcement of its ordinance banning most of the city’s marijuana dispensaries, which are operating legally under state law. The delay is necessary to avoid a Dec. 4 deadline after the city’s lawmakers so badly botched creation of the ordinance that is would force the closure of virtually every collective in the city.

Meanwhile, the city figures it might as well tax the business it has all but made illegal. Council will vote on whether to place a 5 percent tax on medical cannabis on the March 2011 ballot. That issue is slated for Tuesday’s meeting, which will begin at 10 a.m. in Room 340 of City Hall.

The amendment delaying enforcement of the ordinance will be heard Wednesday Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. in room 340 of City Hall.

Action is also being taken by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, as it seeks to ban collectives and dispensaries from operating in unincorporated areas of the county. That hearing will be Tuesday Nov. 23 at the Kenneth Hall of Admin, 500 W. Temple St.

The CANNABIS LAW GROUP offers experienced and aggressive representation to the medical marijuana industry in Southern California– including growers, dispensaries and collectives, patients and those facing marijuana charges. Call 714-937-2050 for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.