LA addressing medical marijuana mixed message on tax collection



LOS ANGELES — The city will stop issuing new business tax certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries under an ordinance approved today by the Los Angeles City Council.

Despite the 2013 voter approval of Proposition D, which banned most medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles, city finance officials have continued to issue tax certificates and collect taxes from them, illegal or not.

Some medical pot shops in the city are still allowed to operate due to exceptions in Proposition D,…

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