L.A. Debates Restricting Cannabis Businesses Near Parks, Schools
With just over a month to go before recreational cannabis becomes legal in California, the City of Los Angeles is preparing to establish new rules for regulating sellers, growers and users.
Marijuana businesses could not be too close to schools or parks, and existing medical marijuana dispensaries would get priority for licensing, under a set of provisions heading to the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday.
The rules would determine everything from where marijuana retailers can set up shop to how the city establishes a “social equity” program to encourage minority participation in the fledgling industry.
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