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01Mar

Daily Bruin: City Election: Yes on Measure M, No on Measure N

California voters legalized the possession of recreational marijuana in November, giving local governments the responsibility of regulating how marijuana is grown and sold. Measure M and Measure N provide two distinct processes to draft regulations in Los Angeles – the former prioritizes public input and collaboration while the latter heavily favors the medical marijuana industry. For this reason, the board endorses Measure M and is strongly against Measure N. If approved, Measure M would give the LA City Council and mayor the...

01Mar

Daily Bruin: City Election: Yes on Measure M, No on Measure N

California voters legalized the possession of recreational marijuana in November, giving local governments the responsibility of regulating how marijuana is grown and sold. Measure M and Measure N provide two distinct processes to draft regulations in Los Angeles – the former prioritizes public input and collaboration while the latter heavily favors the medical marijuana industry. For this reason, the board endorses Measure M and is strongly against Measure N. If approved, Measure M would give the LA City Council and mayor the...

27Feb

LA Weekly: L.A. Marijuana Could Live or Die by Proposition M

If it’s passed by L.A. voters on March 7, Proposition M will give the City Council the power to keep L.A.’s pot shops alive. Starting next year, the state of California will require pre-existing medical marijuana dispensaries — and new recreational weed shops — to have local permits, which City Hall currently doesn’t issue. But it will if voters approve Proposition M. Another crucial marijuana-licensing question that’s sometimes overlooked is whether the city should allow delivery services to bring weed to your...

27Feb

LA Weekly: L.A. Marijuana Could Live or Die by Proposition M

If it’s passed by L.A. voters on March 7, Proposition M will give the City Council the power to keep L.A.’s pot shops alive. Starting next year, the state of California will require pre-existing medical marijuana dispensaries — and new recreational weed shops — to have local permits, which City Hall currently doesn’t issue. But it will if voters approve Proposition M. Another crucial marijuana-licensing question that’s sometimes overlooked is whether the city should allow delivery services to bring weed to your...

25Feb

Los Angeles Times: From Measure H to Measure S and the city council to the school board, here are The Times’ endorsements

The March 7 primary will test whether Los Angeles voters are still committed to fixing some of the city’s most difficult problems. In November, city voters overwhelmingly backed Measure HHH, a $1.2-billion bond measure to build housing for the homeless. Now, county voters have the opportunity to finish the job by supporting Measure H, a countywide quarter-cent sales tax to fund the supportive services — mental health counseling and drug rehabilitation, for example — that are essential to keeping people off the streets. But homelessness is a symptom of a...

24Feb

The Californian: Ballot measures aim to rein in Los Angeles ’ unruly cannabis market

The marijuana market in Los Angeles is, by most accounts, the largest in the United States. It’s estimated to rival the entire state of Colorado’s billion-dollar industry, with perhaps 1,000 retail shops plus untold cultivators, delivery services, testing labs, edibles bakers and concentrate makers operating in the city – even before legalized recreational marijuana sales kick in next year. But many of those businesses pay no city taxes. And none of them are licensed, with little teeth in current city law to...

23Feb

EGP News: Voter Guide

Measure S Is Not the Solution – Vote No Measure S – The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative – asks Los Angeles voters to approve a two-year moratorium on developments that don’t conform to the city’s current, but outdated General Plan, but the intended and unintended consequences will do more harm than good and the measure deserves a no vote. Any development requiring an amendment for height or zoning changes would be blocked. At first glance, Measure S appears to be good government reform, stopping...

23Feb

Los Angeles Times: The Times’ picks for the March 7 election

Los Angeles voters head to the polls on March 7 for the city’s last stand-alone local election. Starting in 2020, city and school board elections will be held in June and November during even-numbered years, together with gubernatorial and presidential elections. Here are The Times’ picks for March 7: Los Angeles County ballot measure Measure H. A quarter-cent sales tax to fund homeless services: Yes Los Angeles city ballot measures Measure M. A city-sponsored plan to tax and regulate marijuana: Yes Measure N. An industry-sponsored plan to tax and regulate marijuana:...

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