Thursday, February 25, 2010
Over the past couple of years, the medical marijuana industry in Los Angeles has exploded. Estimates vary, but there may be as many as 800 dispensaries currently open for business in the city of angels. An ordinance recently passed by the LA city council, however, is about to change all that.
The new ordinance will force hundreds of dispensaries to close and all but a few to relocate. The goal was to bring clarity to the medical marijuana industry, but the only thing that's clear is that the transition process will be difficult.
Especially now that the DEA has begun raiding dispensaries again, despite the promises made by the Obama administration.
While federal, state and local governments struggle to make sense of medical marijuana laws, an increasing number of Californians support a completely different approach: marijuana legalization. Nothing more than a pipe dream? Maybe. But consider this: 56 percent of Californians currently support pot legalization, the same proportion of Californians who voted for the Compassionate Use Act, which legalized medical marijuana, back in 1996.
Produced by Paul Feine. Shot and edited by Alex Manning. Graphics by Hawk Jensen.
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Below is an hour long lecture about the inner workings of the proposed National Initiative legislation. Mike Gravel
goes through the proposed legislation section by section giving his views of how it will work and also the reasoning
and rationalization for each and every point. This video is aimed at people who are concerned with understanding
the rational and the under-workings of this landmark legislation.