Earlier this afternoon the Los Angeles City Council voted to overturn their July ban of medical marijuana dispensaries. The City Council's decision today negates the necessity for the March 2013 voter referendum that would have allowed city residents to repeal the ban via the ballot box. 

October 2 was the deadline for the Council to either drop the ban or let it go to the people. Today's vote by the City Council means there are presently no laws regulating the approximately 1,000 dispensaries providing medical marijuana in L.A. 

However, any celebrations by the L.A. medical pot community may be short-lived, as the majority of City Council members appear content to let the feds carry out their original intentions, as the DEA (working in conjunction with LAPD) continues its crackdown on L.A. dispensaries.

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