The end of an era: LA says good bye to legal pot

The end of an era

by digby

This should be good for bringing Mexican cartel traffic home to LA:

The L.A. City Council today voted to put an end to the city's infamous and numerous marijuana dispensaries, citing neighborhood concerns and court rulings that have questioned a city's right to regulate the retailers.

Most of all, however, the council argued that L.A's for-profit pot shop scene was never envisioned by state lawmakers whom the City Attorney says wanted to legalize the nonprofit growing and sharing of cannabis among the seriously ill.

What a shame. They've been here for 15 years and the only people who object are prissy pleasure scolds who just can't stand the idea that there is a helpful, harmless drug that doesn't come from a corporation.

The good news is that maybe we can bring that crime rate up!