updated 10/21/2009 3:17:32 PM ET 2009-10-21T19:17:32

Los Angeles officials are speeding up consideration of a new law to outlaw most new medical marijuana outlets after a judge barred a moratorium.

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The city attorney's office on Tuesday delivered a draft of a proposed ordinance that would be among the most restrictive in the state.

It would force most pot dispensaries to close immediately and wait six months to reapply for permission to reopen. It also would ban over-the-counter sales.

The council might consider the measure next week.

Hundreds of new pot facilities have opened in the city but the current law permits only 186.

The city tried to extend a 2007 moratorium on new facilities while it considered a new law, but a judge on Monday barred its enforcement.

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