L.A. Official: 42 Unregistered Medical Pot Dispensaries Have Voluntarily Closed Since July
On Friday, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said that 42 unregistered medical marijuana dispensaries have voluntarily shut down since the July implementation of a voter-approved ballot measure allowing dispensaries to operate only if they registered with the city in both 2007 and 2011 and are subject to certain tax regulations. An additional 38 unregistered dispensaries are being prosecuted and will close soon, according to Feuer.
- "City Attorney's Office Goes After Illegal Medical Marijuana Clinics" (Walton, "Represent!" KPCC, 10/11).
- "L.A. City Attorney Moves To Shut Down Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries" (Saillant, Los Angeles Times, 10/11).
- "L.A. Cracking Down on Pot Dispensaries Under New Law" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 10/12).