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Lynwood moves closer to legalizing commercial cannabis manufacturing

The city of Lynwood is close to approving a measure that would allow businesses to grow medical marijuana within city limits. If it gains final passage, the southeast city of 70,000 would be among the first in Los Angeles County to issue such permits.

On a 3-1 vote, the City Council on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance that would amend the zoning code to allow commercial cannabis producers to cultivate and manufacture marijuana in industrial zones.

'"As a responsible city government, it is incumbent on us to issue strict controls, regulations and license the growing and manufacturing of cannabis,'" Lynwood spokesman Robert Alaniz said in a statement Wednesday.  '"And that we set the standard for local municipal regulation of California's newest and voter approved industry.'"

In November, California voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana. The new law allows Californians who are 21 and older to possess, transport, buy and use up to an ounce of cannabis for recreational purposes and allows individuals to grow as many as six plants. The measure would also allow retail sales of marijuana and impose a 15% tax.

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