Originally posted on CBS Sacramento:
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Voters approved a law limiting the number of medical pot shops in Los Angeles after politicians failed for years to corral the blossoming industry.
The winning ballot measure on Tuesday caps the number of nonprofit dispensaries at about 135 from a high of nearly 1,000 a few years ago. It also imposes higher taxes, regulates hours of operation, and sets rules on proximity to parks and schools.
The new law was passed several weeks after the state Supreme Court gave municipalities the right to ban stores outright.