Hundreds Of Pot Shops Will Be Ordered To Close As Voters Approve Prop D

CBS Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Hundreds of marijuana dispensaries will be ordered to shut down after Los Angeles voters approved Proposition D on Tuesday.

The measure sharply cuts the number of storefronts from roughly 800 to 135, eliminating those that have opened since 2007.

It also also instates a 20 percent tax on medical marijuana.

City Councilman Paul Koretz told KNX1070’s Ed Mertz cease and desist orders are on the way, with the city expected to implement the ordinance over the next couple of months.

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In the meantime operators of the 135 marijuana dispensaries which measure D allows are going to have to show they have been complaint with the laws.

“They’ll have to show they’ve been paying their taxes and they’ve paid Prop M and business license tax,” Koretz said.


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