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July 8, 2010
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's bid to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county ran into opposition Tuesday, although county officials were instructed to draft an ordinance for review. With the support of leaders in La Cañada Flintridge and elsewhere, Antonovich sought an outright ban on the dispensaries. He said pressure is increasing on the 100-plus communities in the unincorporated county to accommodate the businesses, in part because cities such as Glendale and Los Angeles have passed their own bans or moratoriums.
NEWS
July 8, 2010
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Mike Antonovich to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. Once county staff has drafted an ordinance, it must be approved by the Regional Planning Commission and then the Board of Supervisors. This process could take three or four months, and the final ordinance will affect the unincorporated portion of La Crescenta. Now that Los Angeles has closed 11 dispensaries in Sunland-Tujunga, those businesses will be looking for new places to open.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | October 20, 2009
GLENDALE — A day after the Obama administration issued a memo discouraging federal prosecutors from pursuing medical marijuana users and pot dispensaries that follow state rules, the city attorney’s office will ask the City Council today to extend a 45-day moratorium by another 10 months. While the federal action would have no direct effect on current city plans, it was the latest development in complicated legal landscape that had kept city officials throughout California on their toes.
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By Melanie Hicken | September 15, 2009
CITY HALL — Amid a statewide push to legalize medical marijuana as a taxable product, the City Council today is expected to introduce a 45-day moratorium on pot dispensaries while officials take stock of the evolving legal landscape. Oakland residents on July 21 voted overwhelming to levy an $18 tax per $1,000 of medical marijuana sold. A week earlier, a Los Angeles city councilwoman proposed consideration of a similar tax. And a proposed state ballot measure filed July 28 would move the tax statewide, allowing those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of pot. The measure still needs more than 430,000 signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
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By: | July 28, 2005
In response to Flo Martin's My Turn on July 22, I really wish she would get the facts straight. Regarding medical marijuana, she wrote, "California voters have passed a proposition allowing for such dispensaries." That is not the case. California voters passed a proposition allowing medical marijuana, not dispensaries. The city's decision not to allow dispensaries was a zoning decision, and rightly so. There are many negative secondary effects of medical marijuana dispensaries.
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The Los Angeles Times | September 1, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown stepped in the middle of a dispute over the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries, signing a law Wednesday that gives Los Angeles and other cities clear authority to restrict their location and operation. Brown signed AB 1300, which was introduced by Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) after several pot shops filed lawsuits challenging Los Angeles' authority to regulate them. The measure, supported by the Los Angeles city attorney, authorizes local government to adopt ordinances regulating the location and operation of the dispensaries and to file civil or criminal claims against violators.  L.A. TIMES
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | November 24, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Medical marijuana clinics looking to open in La Crescenta will have to look elsewhere after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday banned the dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. Supervisors had directed county planners in July to prepare an ordinance banning all medical marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Supervisor Mike Antonovich has pushed for the ban, which he said would help keep dispensaries from relocating to unincorporated communities in Los Angeles, where the City Council passed a series of tightened restrictions.
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By: | July 26, 2005
'My Turn' right on about pain Flo Martin's article on the Costa Mesa City Council denying the dispensaries for medical marijuana hit home with me ("My Turn," Friday). I have suffered chronic pain for the last five years. Pain, especially chronic pain, is not negotiable; it is a fact. The Costa Mesa City Council's misinformed decision to deny medical marijuana dispensaries within the city limits would be laughable if it were not so sad. I have been working in the drug and alcohol recovery business for the past 23 years.
NEWS
August 19, 2010
Glendale Management Assn. contract The City Council on Tuesday adopted a new one-year contract with the Glendale Management Assn., which represents about 250 city employees. The association earlier this month voted to approve the contract, which includes a higher employee contribution for health-care and pension plans, in addition to a two-tiered retirement system with reduced benefits for new hires. WHAT IT MEANS The concessions will result in savings of about $625,000 this fiscal year, according to a city report.
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NEWS
September 25, 2013
Re: “The case for marijuana dispensaries,” Mailbag, Sept. 11. I disagree with virtually every opinion the writer offers in support of allowing pot dispensaries in Glendale. While various government entities have relaxed the rules for marijuana use and passed medical marijuana laws, the fact is the majority of users are recreational pot smokers, some using unwarranted or fraudulent doctors' “recommendations.” The writer's argument that the city is losing tax revenues to neighboring cities may be true.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013
In June, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously approved a resolution at their annual meeting calling for the federal government to end the wasteful war on marijuana. In late August, the U.S. Department of Justice took the step of allowing Washington and Colorado to implement legislation legalizing marijuana. California voters passed Prop 215 in 1996 and the law stands that California permits and regulates marijuana for medical use. The Glendale City Council has had a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries since 2011.
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The Los Angeles Times | September 1, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown stepped in the middle of a dispute over the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries, signing a law Wednesday that gives Los Angeles and other cities clear authority to restrict their location and operation. Brown signed AB 1300, which was introduced by Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) after several pot shops filed lawsuits challenging Los Angeles' authority to regulate them. The measure, supported by the Los Angeles city attorney, authorizes local government to adopt ordinances regulating the location and operation of the dispensaries and to file civil or criminal claims against violators.  L.A. TIMES
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By Brittany Levine, brittnay.levine@latimes.com | August 10, 2011
The City Council approved an all-out ban on medical marijuana dispensaries Tuesday night. The ban, which was introduced last week, is slated to take effect Sept. 9, about two weeks before an existing moratorium prohibiting the dispensaries expires. Current zoning codes have so far kept marijuana dispensaries at bay, but city officials, citing growing interest from collectives, have sought stronger language to keep them out. Glendale's ordinance uses zoning code to ban businesses that engage in any activity that violates federal, state or local laws from operating in any zone.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 27, 2011
An ordinance that would permanently ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits was introduced by the City Council on Tuesday, just two months before a moratorium prohibiting the shops is set to expire. Current zoning codes so far have kept marijuana dispensaries at bay, but city officials have sought stronger language, saying interest has grown in recent years. The City Council enacted a moratorium in 2009 to prevent dispensaries from opening, but it will expire in September with no option for an extension.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | June 21, 2011
After a nearly two-year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits, the City Council on Tuesday moved toward enacting a permanent ban of the shops. Glendale has no dispensaries, which are not allowed under the city's zoning codes, but city officials have said interest has increased in recent years. Hundreds of dispensaries have opened in Los Angeles after the city initially failed to enforce a moratorium it imposed in 2007. In Glendale, the City Council in 2009 adopted a moratorium to close the city to the shops so city attorneys could review the legal issues associated with an all-out ban. With that moratorium set to expire in September without the option of extending it further, the City Council on Tuesday directed city attorneys to draft a ban to be voted on this summer.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | June 20, 2011
CITY HALL — The City Council today will consider permanently banning marijuana dispensaries in Glendale after spending nearly two years vetting their legal standing to do so. Medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited under the city's zoning codes, but the City Council in 2009 adopted a moratorium to completely close Glendale's borders to the shops so city attorneys could review the legal issues associated with an all-out ban. But that...
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | November 24, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Medical marijuana clinics looking to open in La Crescenta will have to look elsewhere after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday banned the dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county. Supervisors had directed county planners in July to prepare an ordinance banning all medical marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Supervisor Mike Antonovich has pushed for the ban, which he said would help keep dispensaries from relocating to unincorporated communities in Los Angeles, where the City Council passed a series of tightened restrictions.
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By Melanie Hicken | August 20, 2010
CITY HALL — Glendale city attorneys on Thursday said the decision by a state appellate court to send a challenge to Anaheim’s ban on marijuana dispensaries back to a lower court did little to clear legal confusion swirling around the issue. Qualified Patients Assn., a medical marijuana dispensary, sued in 2007 to overturn the Orange County city’s ban. The 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana on Wednesday had been expected to rule on the legality of the ordinance, thereby clarifying the legal boundaries for cities across the state.
NEWS
August 19, 2010
Glendale Management Assn. contract The City Council on Tuesday adopted a new one-year contract with the Glendale Management Assn., which represents about 250 city employees. The association earlier this month voted to approve the contract, which includes a higher employee contribution for health-care and pension plans, in addition to a two-tiered retirement system with reduced benefits for new hires. WHAT IT MEANS The concessions will result in savings of about $625,000 this fiscal year, according to a city report.
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