LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal to regulate medical marijuana clinics in Los Angeles has passed a hurdle.
The city clerk determined last week that the measure has enough signatures to go to the City Council, which can decide whether to pass it or place it on a city ballot.
The measure, sponsored by a union, pot clinic owners, employees and patients, would limit the number of dispensaries in town to 100 and set other restrictions.
A separate but similar initiative qualified last month, and the city Planning Commission has approved a third proposal that would permit about 180 clinics.
All three plans aim to replace the City Council's total ban on clinics, which was passed last year but then rescinded.
Clinics also still face federal and state prohibitions against marijuana sales.