Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Marijuana Dispensaries Resist L.A. Crackdown

LOS ANGELES—Earl Stein's display cases once brimmed with varieties of medical marijuana, but stray multicolored pipes and other pot-smoking paraphernalia were all that remained earlier this month.
"I've emptied the store, pretty much," he said.
Mr. Stein's Organic Pharmacy is one of more than 400 medical-marijuana dispensaries the City Council aimed to shut down with an ordinance that took effect recently. But he hasn't closed up shop completely. He has merely removed his marijuana inventory for now, and hopes discrimination lawsuits filed against the city by himself and other dispensary operators will force officials to let him resume the trade. Read Full Story...

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