Voters to decide pot shop's future in Los Angeles

Vote on how to regulate marijuana dispensaries

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -  

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide how Los Angeles should regulate medical marijuana storefronts that have cropped up over the past several years.
 
The three measures are aimed at providing the legal framework for an industry that has flourished. Local lawmakers have sought to balance the need for medical pot for the sick versus neighborhood complaints about crime.
 
Proposition D would cap the number of collectives that opened prior to 2007 -- about 135 -- and raise taxes slightly; Proposition E also would permit the older clinics but raise no new taxes; Proposition F wouldn't limit the number of pot shops but put stringent controls, such as audits and background checks, on employees. It also raises taxes.
 
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