How your vote could save marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against concerns that pot shops attract crime.

Voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide how Los Angeles should handle its high with three measures that seek to either curb the number of dispensaries or allow new ones to open. Several hundred clinics are currently open.

The proposition with the most votes wins, but only if it collects a majority. If none of the measures pass, the issue could bounce back to the City Council.

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