Los Angeles Proposes New Rules and Regulations for Cannabis Retail Stores – News

Los Angeles has just released a new set of draft rules detailing restrictions on how and where retail cannabis shops will be allowed to operate once full recreational legalization takes effect next year. These rules would limit stores that sell recreational cannabis to commercial and industrial zones, and prohibits any such store from opening within 800 feet of another. Cannabis retailers would also be prohibited from opening within 800 feet of any schools, libraries, parks, or drug and alcohol rehab facilities.

The city also released a set of proposed regulations on application requirements and operating rules for canna-businesses. Those wishing to apply for a license would need to provide detailed information about their owners, as well as their investors and loans. Potential canna-businesses must also present a detailed plan for hiring local residents during their application process. Any business with more than 10 employees will be required to have a “labor peace agreement” which prevents employers from interfering with employee unions.

The draft operating rules would prohibit anyone from consuming alcohol or marijuana on the site of a canna-business. The rules…

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