Shutting Down LA’s Pot Dispensaries/Whitman and Poizner Play Loose With the Truth
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There’s less than a month left for hundreds of medical marijuana clinics to close their doors or face fines of up to 2500-dollars a day. What about patients who say they need their medicine? Also…is Meg Whitman in trouble? How do her attack ads compare to Steve Poisner’s? And in a rebroadcast of To The Point... BP, Transocean and Halliburton blame each other for the Gulf oil spill-- which could be five times bigger than officials have estimated.
Banner Image: LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Marylin Rodriguez gets her prescriptions filled at Sunset Junction medical marijuana dispensary on May 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The dispensary is one 25 plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles fighting to stay open after city prosecutors began notifying 439 medical marijuana dispensaries that they must shut down by June 7. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Part 1: Medical Marijuana ()
There’s less than a month left for hundreds of medical marijuana clinics to close their doors or face fines of up to 2500-dollars a day. What about patients who say they need their medicine? LA City officials are trying to tame the “Wild West of Weed” that resulted from their failure to regulate medical marijuana--which was legalized by voters in 1996 and clarified by the legislature in 2003. In the absence of city action, hundreds of clinics sprung up, and a new ordinance is aimed at closing most of them down. The City Attorney has ordered all but 186 to shut their doors by June 7th. Eric Shevin is a lawyer who says only a lawsuit will settle this once and for all…
- Eric Shevin: Lawyer
Part 2: GOP Race for Governor ()
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman claims she’ll do “whatever it takes” to become California’s next governor—and she’s already spent 59 million dollars on her Republican primary campaign against Insurance Commissioner Steve Poisner. But independent polls show her 50-point lead has dwindled to single digits. What does Goldman Sachs have to do with it? Dan Schnur is Director of the Jess M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC.
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