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Medical Pot Regulations Snuffed Out

Sacramento, CA — The Associated Press reports a bill to regulate the sale of medical marijuana in California has failed in the Assembly. The legislation from Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco would have monitored the production and sale of medical marijuana through the state’s alcohol enforcement department.

AB473 fell six votes short of a majority Friday. Ammiano said his bill would not have prevented further regulations on the local level. About 200 California cities have banned pot dispensaries.