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Some California cities want Amsterdam-style pot lounges, push limits of marijuana legalization

LOS ANGELES - West Hollywood likes to party.

For decades, it has embraced its gay and lesbian bars and the rock 'n' roll debauchery of the Sunset Strip. It runs a free nightlife trolley called the PickUp, with a jar of free condoms by the door.

Now, it's embracing a different type of social scene: pot lounges.

The city is poised to allow lounges where people can consume the once-taboo product in a social setting. West Hollywood will join San Francisco, Oakland and South Lake Tahoe, which this year became some of the first cities in California to open the consumption lounges modeled after those

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