County to Issue Medical Marijuana ID Cards

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to issue medical marijuana identification cards to patients and regulate dispensaries in unincorporated areas.

Supervisors Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky supported issuance of the state-mandated ID cards, while Mike Antonovich and Don Knabe opposed it.

The board also voted 4 to 1, with Antonovich opposing, to ban dispensaries in residential areas and require that they be at least 1,000 feet from schools, libraries and other institutions.