L.A. pot shops plan to go to the ballot box to get city permits

Aiming to impose a sweeping set of statewide regulations on the marijuana industry, California passed a law last year to license shops that provide medical cannabis.

But starting in two years, marijuana shops won’t be able to get those state licenses unless they also have permission from local government — and in Los Angeles, that could leave them in the lurch.

Three years ago, Los Angeles city voters passed Proposition D, which allows some marijuana businesses to avoid being prosecuted if they meet a list of…

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