Bob Blumenfield

L.A.'s March ballot will be a collision of marijuana interests

L.A.'s March ballot will be a collision of marijuana interests

Remember in May 2013, when voters in the city of Los Angeles faced not one or two but three — three! — competing ballot measures to regulate medical marijuana? In March, voters may again have to make an important choice on the city’s marijuana policy.

There are two measures proposed for the ballot. Both attempt to clean up the regulatory mess created by L.A.’s past mismanagement of medical pot shops, and they anticipate the very real possibility that Californians will pass Proposition 64 on Nov. 8 to make recreational marijuana legal in the eyes of the state. But the two measures — one developed by an industry group and the other by City Council...

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