LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two backers of medical marijuana dispensaries have won seats on a Los Angeles neighborhood council in a contest that featured a flood of outside voters and fliers that promised free pot.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/QMYtHK ) says they were elected Saturday to the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, an advisory body to the LA City Council.
The group, with more than a dozen members, has opposed proliferation of pot clinics. A challengers' slate was endorsed by the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which has organized such clinics.
More than 300 of the nearly 800 votes cast came from outsiders. A losing challenger invited them to buy something in the neighborhood, which under LA law made them eligible to vote.
Fliers favoring challengers also promised voters $40 of free medical pot.