Council tweaks change-in-management provision of medical marijuana dispensary ordinance

Medical marijuana dispensaries will be given six more months to comply with the Los Angeles city ordinance, which is desirable since council keeps changing it.

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The L.A. Times reports dispensaries will be given six more months to comply with the ordinance.

A December 4 deadline had loomed for compliance with the ordinance’s provisions, which include limitations on locations near school and parks and a controversial management provision, which required dispensaries be under the same management as when they applied for their initial permits.

Council scrapped that ordinance, which by some estimates could add several hundred eligible dispensaries to the roughly 50 that may have remained eligible. More than 500 dispensaries were operating in the city when the ordinance passed this summer.

In place of the management provision, council inserted a provision requiring at least one of the original owners still be involved with the business.

As written, advocates said it would have disqualified some of the city’s most reputable dispensaries.

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