STATEMENT: City of Los Angeles Reacts to Attorney General Decision Rescinding “Cole Memo”

STATEMENT: City of Los Angeles Reacts to Attorney General Decision Rescinding “Cole Memo”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  Contact:

January 4, 2018                                                                  Vanessa Rodriguez

                                                                                            Vanessa.Rodriguez@lacity.org

                                                                                            213.473.7010                                                

STATEMENT: City of Los Angeles Reacts to Attorney General Decision Rescinding “Cole Memo”

Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson released the following statement in response to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions decision to rescind the Cole Memo:

“We will not be bullied by an out-of-town and out-of-touch politician. The voters of California and Los Angeles have spoken and we will continue doing our job of reasonably regulating the cannabis industry in spite of Washington running amok.”

The Los Angeles City Council adopted reasonable regulations governing the cannabis industry while protecting neighborhoods and schools. Passed unanimously in December 2017, the three separate city ordinances detail the new rules, which together establish citywide regulations for the planning and licensing processes as well as outlining operational requirements for cannabis related businesses. Additional information can be found here.

In March 2017, Angelenos overwhelmingly approved Measure M which instructed the Los Angeles City Council to regulate and tax cannabis. The measure passed with 80.45% support.

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