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L.A. Medical Marijuana Wild West Ending?

October 17, 2013 Updated: September 9, 2020

 SF Gate – The days of the “wild west” for medical marijuana dispensaries may be coming to a close in the City of Los Angeles. The L.A. City Attorney’s office has begun sending misdemeanor complaints to the owners, operators, and landlords of clubs ineligible to stay open under the city’s voter-approved medical marijuana regulations, called Measure D. In mid-September, the new L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer filed criminal misdemeanor complaints against seven clubs for violating Measure D, said city attorney spokesman Rob Wilcox. On Oct. 11, Feuer announced a total of 38 complaints, as well as 42 voluntary club closures. About 800 other locations have been notified to decist selling medical weed. The misdemeanor complaints can lead to six months of jail time for dispensary operators, owners, and landlords, and fines of $2,500 per day.

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