Los Angeles moves toward legal marijuana sales

LOS ANGELES — In March, Los Angeles voters endorsed a plan to bring order to the city’s long-unruly marijuana market while clearing the way for recreational sales to begin next year, making L.A. the biggest city with legal pot sales in the country.

But it’s taken months to work out the fine print.

On Wednesday, the City Council is expected to consider a dense set of regulations that will dictate where pot can be grown and sold in the new market, along with how businesses that grow and trade in the leafy plant will be licensed.

The rules would keep pot businesses largely out of residential neighborhoods, while creating buffer zones around schools, libraries and public parks.

The long-delayed guidelines would be a milestone: Growers and sellers need local licenses before they can apply for state permission to operate in the new, legal pot economy.

But with the new year just weeks away — and

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