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60 More L.A. Marijuana Dispensaries To Close

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Smoke If Ya Got Em: 60 More Marijuana Dispensaries To Close

By Lisa Brenner at The Laist

Everything is going to pot. An additional 60 medical marijuana dispensaries have been ordered to shut down immediately as Los Angeles city officials expand their campaign against dispensaries that did not register in the Top 100 lottery to determine which establishments can keep operating, reports LA Now.

The new letters went out earlier this week about two weeks after the city attorney’s office notified the operators and landlords of another 141 pot shops that they must close. The letters warn that the city could sue violators, seek financial penalties and “padlock the property.”

The assistant city attorney overseeing enforcement efforts said it’s unclear if all the business are selling marijuana and that city employees are checking on the operational status of each of the additional businesses.

The letter asks for a return response and so far the city attorney has received intel on nearly 25 locations. 11 claim to have closed the dispensary portion of their business, six are reportedly taking steps to close and one denies it’s green reputation.

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http://laist.com/2011/03/26/more_marijuana_dispensaries_ordered.php

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