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VIDEO: Koretz Against Closing Pot Shops

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz says he opposes the attempt by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich told Sherman Oaks Patch that he has 20 lawyers on his staff working on legal cases against medical marijuana dispensaries. City Councilman Jose Huizar has the dispensaries in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz,who represents a portion of Valley Village and Studio City, says he opposes the attempt by Trutanich to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Sherman Oaks Editor Doug Kriegel caught up with Koretz to learn more.

Sean McCarthy December 05, 2011 at 04:44 PM
If Council member Koretz lived next to a pot shop he would understand why residents and neighboring businesses don't want them operating in their neighborhoods. There are a lot of arguments for keeping the pot shops open like they will generate more in taxes or patients need pot to build their appetite and relieve their pain. The same could be said of liquor stores and yet they are regulated as to where they can operate and under what conditions. The shops are not supposed to be open to the public and they are not supposed to take cash for pot. That is state law. Mr. Koretz needs to formulate a strategy for keeping the facilities open so they comply with state law. He was in the legislature and is well acquainted with the law concerning pot shops.

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