What are the marijuana laws of the Los Angeles city?
After Prop 215, the legalization of medical marijuana act, many cities in California, legalized medical marijuana in letter and spirit. The dispensaries were allowed along with the cultivation and deliveries of medical cannabis. These cities, however, were a few.
In 2005, there were as such, four dispensaries, operating in the city. However, in 2006 the number raised to 98 dispensaries. The law enforcement agencies were hard to find the dispensaries and only telephone number was given by the dispensary owners. The city police thus arrested various owners of marijuana dispensaries who were operating near schools, public places, worship places. The same year cannabis dispensaries were reduced in number and a guideline was again ordered.
The city council approved taxation regime for the medical marijuana dispensaries. There remained chaos with this taxation law. It was under measure M where thousands of medical cannabis dispensaries were allowed. But under the measure D passed in 2013, only 135 dispensaries could operate in the city. It was in 2016 the semi-legal dispensaries were exempt from the tax after measure D. After the Prop 64, the adult use of marijuana act, the city has to allow maximum 6 indoor immature plants. However, under Measure D, the dispensaries, cultivation, and deliveries remain banned in the city.
In case you are a medical marijuana user, you need not worry about the ban in the city. There are various dispensaries already working in the area directed by the city council.