L.A. City Council Panels Reject Ban On Medical Marijuana Sales

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • John Hoeffel Los Angeles Times

Rejecting the advice of the city attorney, two Los Angeles City Council committees voted today to scrap a proposed provision that would have banned the sale of medical marijuana.

The controversial measure, first proposed a year and a half ago, delayed deliberations as council members debated the wisdom of ignoring the opinion of the city's top prosecutor. But about four hours into a raucous hearing, council members made it clear they were ready to move on.

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