Pot law with 1,000-foot buffer gets tentative OK

The City Council voted 11-3 for an ordinance requiring medical marijuana stores (oops, dispensaries) to be located 1,000 feet from places where children gather — including schools, parks and libraries. A final vote has to wait until at least next week. The Times says the law bans on-site consumption, requires closure by 8 p.m. and mandates that the collectives keep extensive records on their operations and not make a profit. LAT

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