Los Angeles health department will inspect cannabis businesses

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Los Angeles health officials will inspect marijuana companies in the city, much as they do food-related businesses like restaurants.

Health and sanitation inspections of cannabis businesses were authorized this week in a vote of Los Angeles County leaders, the Daily Bulletin reported.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The inspections were requested by L.A. officials in advance of the Jan. 1 launch of California’s recreational market and newly regulated medical program.
  • The City Council approved regulations earlier this month for the city’s new legal marijuana companies.
  • Up to 15 other cities in L.A. county have plans to allow license recreational marijuana businesses.
  • The county’s Office of Cannabis Management released proposed rules this week for adult-use businesses within its jurisdiction. The county’s Board of Supervisors are expected to approve the rules early next year.