City Cracks Down Hard on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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Years after Californians legalized medical marijuana, the LA City Council finally got around to writing an ordinance.  Hundreds of dispensaries melted away, but 169 applied to operate under new regulations. Yesterday, the city approved just 41, and operators who claim they did everything right are outraged. Also, what does the LAPD mean by "predictive policing?" On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, with American combat in Iraq now over, soldiers are coming home in unprecedented numbers. We look at what can happen after the happy returns.

Banner image: Lev Goukassian, owner of the Nirvana Pharmacy, a medical marijuana shop in Los Angeles, California, works on his products on March 24, 2010. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

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