There’s a New Push to Legalize Pot Sales in the South Bay

A group of cannabis activists affiliated with the pot industry have launched a new effort to legalize marijuana sales in the South Bay. They’re turning to voters to accomplish that aim.

Petitions have begun circulating in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, with more planned for Hermosa Beach and El Segundo. They call for local ordinances allowing commercial cannabis sales and the allowance of up to three dispensaries in each city.

Once a petition garners signatures from 10% of registered voters, it forces the city to act. The city council can adopt the initiative as written or send the issue to voters.

“The initiatives are basically designed to get the public involved,” the organizer Barry Walker told Spectrum News 1. “Prop 64 was passed four years ago, and we’ve looked into all these South Bay cities — voters were about 65% in favor, but the cities haven’t really done anything.”

Read more about the effort here.