Marijuana News August 17, 2012 Facing Orders to Close, Los Angeles Marijuana Dispensary Owners Vow to Overturn Ban Lakota Despite threats of fines and jail time, some Los Angeles marijuana dispensary owners have vowed to stay open. They say they are working hard to qualify a ballot measure to overturn the ban on storefront sales of medical marijuana passed last month by the Los Angeles City Council. Categories: Law & Politics, Marijuana News Tags: ban, Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Council, medical marijuana dispensaries. By: Lakota. Permalink: .