How many marijuana dispensaries does a city need?

The Commerce City Council.

The Commerce City Council.

For the City of Commerce, the answer is at least 22.

This story by the L.A. Times about the dysfunction in Commerce connects the dots between Commerce’s elected officials and the lucrative business of legalized marijuana sales. It’s actually embarrassing to read.

This is the first article I’ve seen that explicitly reports the connection between state Sen. Bob Archuleta and the brawl that happened at the California Contract Cities seminar last month.