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L.A. Dispensary Tries To Open Despite Ban, Sued To Shut Down

Los Angeles city officials have been cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries since mid-October. With strict guidelines laid down by Measure D, the intent was to establish order in the otherwise chaotic pot shop market, primarily by restricting how many dispensaries can legally operate in L.A.

Law book and gavelBut that didn’t stop some enterprising operators from attempting to open a new pot shop in Mar Vista. The L.A. City Attorney’s office quickly took action to stop them, hoping to bring the number of closed dispensaries up from 38 to 39. With Prop D backing them things look bleak for the would-be marijuana retailers.

So far Proposition D has had a pronounced effect, already achieving dramatic results in just over a month. Measure D has collected fines from landlords and anyone else illegally running a dispensary, as well as shutting down plenty of shops all over. Mar Vista won’t find itself any different.

“My office is working diligently to uphold the will of the voters in passing Proposition D in May, and we are collaborating with the Los Angeles Police Department and Building and Safety to aggressively enforce the law,” said City Attorney Mike Feuer.

Feuer is using the dispensary’s location as grounds for the complaint, citing that it has homes on three sides of it.

This is following over 50 criminal cases filed against dispensary operators and property owners throughout Los Angeles, all spearheaded by Feuer.

About Matt Brooks

Based in San Francisco, Matt is a journalist who has specialized in marijuana policy for more than five years. He provides regular news coverage on and

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