Can LA Get a Handle on Medical Marijuana?

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Seventeen years after California voters approved marijuana for medical use, the State Supreme Court ruled today that it's OK for cities and counties to ban it. But, in Los Angeles, voters face three ballot measures with ranging degrees of regulation — from prohibiting all but about 130 or so original pot shops to opening up the market to any that meet certain standards. Two of the three would impose new taxes. Is it all about medicine, or de facto recreational use as well? How can LA regulate something that's illegal under federal law?

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Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh, Sonya Geis, Anna Scott