Pages tagged "Los Angeles"

LA patients move to stop the ban

| August 10, 2012 |

The Los Angeles City Council voted to ban medical cannabis patients’ cooperatives and collectives on July 24. Now patients are taking the case for safe access to the streets with a voter referendum to repeal the ban. If we gather...

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LA at a Crossroads

| June 13, 2012 |

The Los Angeles City Council will choose between two competing motions concerning medical cannabis in the near future, and the outcome will have long-term implications for legal patients in the city. One path leads to an outright ban on patients’...

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Landmark Court Decision Affirms Legality of Storefront Dispensaries in California

| February 28, 2012 |

         Second District Court of Appeal rejects Attorney General’s argument that all collective members must participate in cultivationThe California Court of Appeal issued a landmark published decision last week affirming the legality of storefront dispensaries and rejecting the argument that every...

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Some City Council Members in LA and Long Beach Move to Ban Patients’ Coops and Collectives

| October 12, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1977" align="alignnone" width="202" caption="Long Beach City Attorney Robert Shannon"][/caption]In the wake of a confusing ruling in Pack v. Long Beach from California’s Second Appellate District, efforts are under way in Los Angeles and Long Beach to ban medical cannabis...

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RAND Buckles to Political Pressure on Medical Marijuana

| October 12, 2011 |

         A Los Angeles-based study issued less than a month ago by the RAND Corporation, which analyzed levels of crime around the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries, has been pulled as a result of political pressure. Warren Robak of the media relations...

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RAND Corporation says dispensaries don't cause crime

| September 20, 2011 |

UPDATE October 11 - The RAND Corporation bowed to politcal pressure for the LA City Attorney's Office and removed this study "until the review is complete." Ironically, the RAND Corporation's wen site says that "RAND is widely respected for operating...

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Los Angeles Votes on Medical Cannabis Tax

| March 05, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1305" align="alignleft" width="86" caption="LA City Hall"][/caption]On Tuesday, Angelenos will decide whether or not to put an additional 5% tax on medical cannabis and vote in seven City Council races. Medical cannabis patients have a lot at stake in the...

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Montel Williams in LA

| January 22, 2011 |

Talk show host and medical cannabis patient Montel Williams told the Los Angeles City Council on Friday that an amendment to the city’s Medical Cannabis Ordinance (MCO) establishing a lottery to select one hundred patients’ collectives will do little to...

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LA Court Rejects Strict Dispensary Ordinance, Officials Respond with Greater Restrictions

| December 22, 2010 |

On December 10th, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mohr ruled in the case Americans for Safe Access v. City of Los Angeles, which involves more than 100 plaintiffs, that the city's medical marijuana dispensary ordinance was too restrictive....

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Persistence pays off in Los Angeles

| September 28, 2010 |

[caption id="attachment_871" align="alignleft" width="119" caption="Paul Koretz"][/caption](UPDATE October 19 - The Los Angeles City Council delayed a vote on the Hahn-Koretz amendment to the Medical Cannabis Ordinance this morning, apparently because Councilmembers want more clarity on constitutional issues raised by post-moratorium collectives....

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