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L.A. Judge Shuts Down Farmers Market

Los Angeles city officials won a restraining order in July to shut down a popular marijuana farmers market. An L.A. County Superior Court judge ruled July 15 that the cannabis farmers market in Boyle’s Heights must cease operations immediately. The ruling was a victory for City Attorney Mike Feuer, who said the market violated L.A.’s rules for medical marijuana dispensaries. ...

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L.A. Tries to Close Marijuana Farmers Market

Los Angeles city officials have launched an effort to shut down a new medical marijuana farmers market that opened in the city earlier this month. The California Heritage Market, which was organized by West Coast Collective, opened to big crowds and long lines over the Fourth of July weekend. It offered shoppers a chance to interact directly with growers and ...

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MJ Farmers Market Debuts in L.A.

Thousands of happy stoners waited in line for hours in early July to peruse the stands at the first marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles. Vendors at the first-ever California Heritage Market, held inside a warehouse in Boyle Heights, sold a wide variety of bud, cannabis edibles, oils, concentrates, and other products. Shoppers were allowed to handle the goods and, ...

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L.A. Welcomes Marijuana Farmers Market

Los Angelenos will soon have a novel way to buy their medical weed. The city’s first medical marijuana farmers market is coming to town over the Fourth of July weekend. The event will take place July 4 to July 6 and is expected to attract as many as 50 vendors selling almost everything with weed in it, including ordinary weed. ...

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A Healthier Sizzurp, with Weed?

Grape Syzrup with Cannabinoids

You won’t find sizzurp on the shelves, no matter how much Justin Bieber swears by it. The active ingredient in this sweet, gooey pharmaceutical cocktail – prescription-strength cough syrup – is a little hard to come by. But if you live in Southern California and you know where to look, you can find something just as good, maybe better: sizzurp, ...

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L.A. Closes 100 Pot Shops

Officials in Los Angeles have closed more than 100 medical marijuana dispensaries in the months since the city started regulating the shops, City Attorney Mike Feuer said March 10. Even so, the city may not be keeping pace with new shops opening every day. Feuer joined Police Chief Charlie Beck at a news conference, where they said the city has ...

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High Times Cup Hits SoCal

Dope lovers by the thousands followed the smell of ganja to the Inland Empire in February, where they gathered for the first of five events around the world sponsored by High Times. The first leg of the 27th annual Cannabis Cup, one of the biggest competitions in the marijuana world, was held Feb. 8-9 in San Bernardino. Competitions pitted cultivators ...

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LA Adopts Weed “Breathalyzers”

Los Angeles is bringing a new tool to the streets in its fight against stoned driving. According to ABC News, the LA city attorney’s office is used a so-called marijuana breathalyzer to test motorists for the presence of cannabis metabolites in their systems. The results could be used to convict drivers on DUI charges. The term “Breathalyzer” isn’t quite accurate, ...

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L.A. Ups Enforcement Against Dispensaries

The Los Angeles city attorney’s office is stepping up its war against what the city deems to be illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Last month City Attorney Mike Feuer filed suit against a new retail pot shop that was trying to open in Mar Vista. Owners Justin Keirn, Patrick Murphy and Harvey Katofsky were sued along with Lancaster Villas LLC, Hypericum ...

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Santa Monica May Allow Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Amid all the bad news for medical marijuana dispensaries in and around Los Angeles in recent months, there have been a few bright lights. Now there’s a new, if small, sign of hope. City officials in Santa Monica are debating rules that would allow two dispensaries to open shop in a town that has none. Though any changes are months ...

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