The City Council finally got around to closing a loophole that permitted hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries to open despite a city moratorium. Now, comes the tough part. The City Council must now finally wade through the 665 applications from pot clinics seeking to be exempted from the moratorium, reports the LA Times. The review of those applications includes a public hearing before the council's Planning & Land Use committee that could last anywhere from 2 to 3 hours each, said committee chair Councilman Ed Reyes.
"I feel like the guy with the finger on the dam. It's all cracking. I've got to stay focused and not panic."
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