An untold number of non-complying medical marijuana dispensaries now face the real possibility of closure, after votes in Los Angeles approved Measure D and a cap on the number of dispensaries that can operate in the City. Other measures on the ballot that would have imposed different limits and regulations on the business failed.
Measure D establishes a rule that only dispensaries that were operating before the City approved a Moratorium on new pot dispensaries. At that time, there were about 135 operating in the city. Now, there are as many as 1,000 dispensaries in the City, but no one is sure yet how many there really are. Also yet to be decided is how and when the non-compliant dispensaries will be closed.
Already, dispensaries have shown their willingness to turn to the courts to remain open, and there is already talk of challenging Measure D with lawsuits.
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