City of Los Angeles Approves Cannabis Ordinances

November 22, 2017

Authors: Ian A. Stewart, Nicole A. Aaronson

On November 16, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council released two draft ordinances adding Article 4 to Chapter X of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to regulate cannabis in the City of Los Angeles. These revised ordinances were read at a Rules Committee hearing on Monday, November 20, 2017, and approved as amended by a full Council vote. Notably, the ordinances provide guidelines for procurement of licenses at the City level in furtherance of State law requiring city approval to obtain a California license.

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