Council approves law that may close many pot clinics

The City Council finally was able to pass a medical marijuana regulation ordinance that a majority of council members could live with. (Tuesday's vote was 9-3.) The law in theory caps the number of pot outlets at 70, but through exemptions allows about 150 to continue operating. City officials contend that several hundred other marijuana clinics will be forced to close once the ordinance is signed by Mayor Villaraigosa and owners are given notice. It will fall on the city attorney's office to enforce the closures and the other limits, such as an 8 p.m. closing time. LAT, NYT, AP, LAist

Related: LAPD issues release on robbery and shooting at medical marijuana dispensary in Northridge.

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