West Hollywood rolling out ordinances that could make getting pot easier
(FOX 11) - West Hollywood is rolling out ordinances that could make getting your hands on marijuana in January much easier.
The City Council unanimously giving an initial vote Tuesday to license:
-eight retail stores
-eight medical dispensaries
-eight marijuana lounges
-and eight marijuana delivery services
Mayor Pro Tem John Duran, says getting a marijuana license will be competitive.
"Last night they were talking about getting the golden ticket like from Willie Wonka - because whoever gets the Golden ticket stands to make millions of dollars," says Duran.
The owner of Alternative Herbal Health Services, Jason Beck says he will apply for as many licenses as he's able to obtain and is confident the city will grant him licenses to expand his already lucrative business.
"If we see 200 people in a day, we'll probably see 2000 people in a day," says Beck.
Right now, he has one of the only four West Hollywood medical dispensaries
He doesn't think more stores will hurt him - because he expects Los Angeles to crack down on the hundreds of illegal stores in operation.
"There will be plenty for everyone to go around," says Beck.
Roughly 70 percent of the residents voted to legalize marijuana.
But everyone we found, was enthusiastic about parts of Prop 64 becoming reality.
"I think it's great, will help our economy," said one person.
"I think that's a beautiful thing and it would stop a lot of crime on the street," said another.
The city will take a final vote on the ordinances in two weeks.
It's expected to pass.
At that point, the city manager will put together a team to look at applications and decide who gets licenses.
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