As the marijuana business community in Los Angeles absorbs a long list of proposed city rules for pot retailing, growing and manufacturing, there’s no end in sight when it comes to complaints and nitpicking.
The issue of cannabis business licenses — or lack thereof — has received the most attention.But another qualm at the top of the industry’s list is a City Hall proposal to continue to outlaw “volatile cannabis manufacturing” in town.
The would-be rules were rolled out by the office of City Council president Herb Wesson last month in order to get the ball rolling on Measure M, which was approved by voters in March. The initiative allows the city to legalize pot shops, edibles makers and growers in town and to set up regulations that comply with forthcoming state rules on medical and recreational weed. Legal recreational sales are scheduled to begin in California Jan. 1. State medical pot regulations are to go into effect about the same time.
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