With the City Council vote on Wednesday, Los Angeles will become the nation’s largest recreational marijuana market. The state of California voted to legalize the sale and possession of the controversial substance back in November of 2016. The city of L.A. drafted rules and regulations for the sale and cultivation of the plant only a few weeks before the new laws are set to take effect in January.
California is set to open the burgeoning market shortly after the new year. Not having passed any sort of guidelines nearly a year in, Los Angeles held a city council meeting on Wednesday to hammer down the finer points of their regulations. However, with the passing of the bill, the president of the City Council admitted some startling truths.
Under the new municipal laws residential neighborhoods would be mostly off limits to the industry and businesses. Libraries, parks and schools will have a buffer zone where businesses would also be off limits.
Calling the set of rules a work in progress, City Council President Herb Wesson said they will take effect as soon as Mayor Eric Garcetti signs the legislation. Garcetti continues to say that …
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