After hundreds of hours of discussion and more than a dozen official meetings, the Los Angeles City Council has finally approved a new ordinance regulating medical marijuana clinics. Critics note that while the council was deliberating, hundreds and hundreds of new pot clinics opened, making Los Angeles the undisputed mecca for cannabis clinics. Correspondent Judy Muller has been investigating this story for more than two years. In this update, she explains what the new ordinance will do, why it took the council so long to act, and how some clinic operators are already preparing to challenge its legality.
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