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Carmen the Clown's botched Med 420 Ordinance rebotched

A major issue for the City of Los Angeles reached a unanimous yet ambiguous milestone today by a Council action that both documented past City Attorney failures and assured endless future wranglings.

Potentially inviting literally dozens of lawsuits in the near future, LA's City Council decided to permit the existence of more Med 420 centers by...lottery. A judge had ordered earlier that Carmen Trutanich's draconian Med 420 Ordinance become more expansive, and making it more expansive by lottery is the only way our City Attorney could figure out how to do so. Sources tell street-hassle that this is likely to create thorny cases, perhaps even Constitutional takings clause cases and dozens of prospective lawsuits of merit against the City.

City Council approved the City Attorney's recommendation unanimously but reluctantly, setting up a prospective paper trail of haplessness that points directly to Trutanich's office.