Palo Alto nixes medical marijuana dispensaries

Associated Press Published: November 7, 2012
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PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Palo Alto residents went against the green on Election Day and voted against allowing three medical marijuana dispensaries to set up shop in the city.

On the same day that voters in Colorado and Washington approved initiatives legalizing pot for recreational use, 62 percent of Palo Alto voters in Tuesday's election rejected Measure C.

The measure would have reversed a 1997 ban on local medical marijuana shops and imposed a 4 percent tax on their sales.

City leaders opposed the move despite the promise of additional revenue.

Medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996, when the state became the first to allow patients with doctor's recommendations to possess the drug.


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