LA Releases Proposed Rules For Marijuana Legalization, Dispensary Locations

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Los Angeles officials are releasing proposed regulations for governing the emerging commercial marijuana industry in the city.

The release Thursday sets in motion a 60-day public comment period prior to further action by the City Council.

Councilmember Paul Koretz says release of the draft ordinance is a crucial step to prepare for the Jan. 1 statewide legalization of cannabis.

The draft includes guidelines for processing applications, inspections and enforcement, among other issues.

The city planning department also is releasing a draft ordinance on land use requirements for commercial cannabis activity citywide.

Officials hope to avoid concentrations of pot shops in just a few communities, including near schools, alcohol and drug rehab facilities, and public libraries.

Councilman Bob Blumenfield says that as the as the largest city to regulate marijuana, Los Angeles will be seen as blueprint for others.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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  1. “Officials hope to avoid concentrations of pot shops in just a few communities, including near schools, alcohol and drug rehab facilities…”
    LOL. Too late. Those two places have been the go to locations for marijuana for decades now.

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