Sep 262012
 September 26, 2012

Los Angeles marijuanaby Erik Altieri, NORML

Federal authorities with the US Attorney’s Los Angeles office issued official warning letters to 68 Los Angeles medical cannabis dispensaries today, initiated forfeiture lawsuits against three properties that did business with dispensaries, and served search warrants on three further locations.

In an official statement on today’s action, US Attorney André Birotte Jr.stated:

“Over the past several years, we have seen an explosion of commercial marijuana stores — an explosion that is being driven by the massive profits associated with marijuana distribution. As today’s operations make clear, the sale and distribution of marijuana violates federal law, and we intend to enforce the law. Even those stores not targeted today should understand that they cannot continue to profit in violation of the law.”

The LA Weekly is reporting that the list of targets included every single dispensary in the Downtown, Huntington, and Eagle Rock areas of the city. You can read more media coverage here and here. We will keep you updated as the situation develops.

Article from The NORML Blog and republished with permission.

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  4 Responses to “Feds Target Los Angeles Dispensaries For Closure”

  1.  

    The war on shops in LA ,led by councilman HUZAR
    What a waste of resources , I hope they all stay open and fight.
    People are tired of the tyranny.
    Enforcing federal statutes when state law clearly states “safe and affordable access”
    Huzar needs to get voted out , this is his political view not the will of the voters.
    Some asshole from Eaglerock hates cannabis shops so he complains and gets a puppet council -boy to do his biddings

  2.  

    The Choom gang strikes again.

  3.  

    That statement makes me sick. How distorted a view can one possibly have? Why doesn’t he go enforce his federal law somewhere its not clearly in violation of the tenth amendment. This is a threat. How on earth did we get here?

    Yes we can! Intimidate states by threats and force them to abide by a federal law based on fictional science. I dont care if romney wins. There is no way I’m voting for this POSER again. Gary johnson 2012

  4.  

    Just pay more in TAX no politician can turn down ( money ),if its dollars they want lets flood them with $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, dam it people ! ! ! all politicians have a price……………………………………………………………

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