LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council will review a proposed ordinance that would ease its tough new regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries.

The city attorney on Wednesday will submit a draft to the council, which could give a preliminary approval and set up a final vote next week.

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An ordinance passed earlier this year would have shut down roughly 400 dispensaries around Los Angeles. Clinics ordered to close have filed dozens of lawsuits.

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The amendment would allow as many as 140 pot clinics to remain open.

The hearing comes a day after the council tentatively voted to seek a tax on pot clinics. If the council gives final approval next week, a measure would be placed on the ballot next March asking voters to approve a yearly tax of pot clinics’ earnings.

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