Why some cities are preemptively banning recreational pot

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If it passes, Prop 64 would legalize recreational marijuana statewide, and cities could make their own rules around the growth, sale and use of weed. But some California cities are pre-emptively banning the sale of recreational pot until they can figure out what to do locally.

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