A second initiative to change the status of Los Angeles medicinal marijuana shops has qualified for a May ballot.
The newest ballot would allow only about 100 of the pot shops to remain in business. They would have to have been in operation since before the City passed a 2007 moratorium on new dispensaries. Even those would have to conform to regulations regarding a variety of operations, including location and background checks.
The initiative received support from the medicinal marijuana community including Americans for Responsible Access, and from organized labor. Labor wants to organize the pot shop workers.
One initiative already qualified for the ballot that would allow far more shops to open.
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