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Why a Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles is a Bad Idea

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 10:16 Written by James Shaw Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:50

The Daily News editorial Jan. 15 called for a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Los Angeles, based on arguments put forth by the City Attorney’s office. The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients warned the City Council two years ago that the City Attorney had provided fatally-flawed advice on the then-new ordinance and, indeed, Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr ordered it to be amended several times before he ruled in its favor last October. Now, we’re asking the Council to be very skeptical about the advice that there is no problem with banning dispensaries.

Let’s start with the fact that Daily News says that according to the recent Pack v. Long Beach decision by the 2nd District Court of Appeals,

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The Dirty Dozen Myths about Medical Marijuana Associations

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 10:18 Written by The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Sunday, 8 January 2012 02:27

The great debate that has raged in our city about the regulation of medical marijuana collectives (we refer to them as medical marijuana patient associations, or “PAs”), has been heavy on speculation, rhetoric and assumptions and light on facts.  The confusion has only grown with the recent Second District decision in Pack v. City of Long Beach. Here are the twelve most common misconceptions and the real facts about them:

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