LA council to revisit medical marijuana ordinance

January 13, 2010 10:50:25 AM PST
The Los Angeles City Council will revisit a proposed medical marijuana ordinance that could shutter many of the dispensaries that have cropped up.

Council members hammered out some guidelines over the past couple of months for the ordinance that included capping the number of dispensaries at 70. They plan to review the ordinance again on Wednesday. One of the remaining issues is how far a dispensary should be from schools, homes and public gathering spots.

It was unclear if the council would take a vote.

City officials are trying to come up with an ordinance that addresses medicinal marijuana and figure out if the ordinance is permissible under state law. Hundreds of pot dispensaries have opened their doors in Los Angeles over the past couple of years.