What New Weed Law?

by Emily Green · April 12, 2010

Right now it seems as though you can't leave your home without coming across at least one marijuana dispensary.  The softening of laws regarding weed has led to an innumerable emergence of such establishments in the business of spreading the happy grass. These days when you walk down Venice boardwalk, you will undoubtedly happen upon the many "evaluation centers" and probably be approached by someone who says they can "clear you", meaning get you in to see the doctor who can write you a prescription for your favorite kind of ganj to treat whatever ailment you've chosen to pursue.

But some see the liberal policy toward weed shops and Dr. Greenthumbs as a total free-for-all and in March voted to enact a law which prohibits such dispensaries from being within 1,000 feet of any "sensitive use" sites (schools, religious institutions, parks, etc...).  If you're scratching your head wondering what the the hell we're talking about, don't worry, it's not just you. We haven't seen any changes in the amount of dispensaries around town, expect for maybe a few new ones we've spotted just recently.  With the law in effect, most of the dispensaries in L.A. are currently illegal.

Now, the California Assembly Committee wants to impose a similar law on the whole state of California. If the current L.A. law is any indication of how the state-wide limitations will go over, we say go ahead, knock yourselves out. We'll still be able to walk down the block for a refill our favorite sticky strain when our prescription runs out.