Judge Halts Medical Marijuana Delivery App In Los Angeles

CALIFORNIA:  Want your medical marijuana delivered? There might not be an app for that.

A judge on Tuesday grounded a smartphone-based service that arranges deliveries of medical marijuana in Los Angeles after the city attorney argued it was illegal.

In the complaint filed Dec. 2, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer requested a preliminary injunction against the app Nestdrop, also seeking civil penalties for violations of voter-approved Proposition D and unfair business practices.

Prop D, which regulates dispensaries, prohibits medical marijuana delivery services in LA and allows only caregivers to transport marijuana to patients.

Judge Blocks Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Farmers Market

CALIFORNIA:  A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

A preliminary injunction was issued Friday against operation of the outdoor medical pot market in the Boyle Heights area. It prevents the market from being held pending a trial at a later date.

The California Heritage Market was held over several weekends earlier this year and attracted big crowds.

But City Attorney Mike Feuer claims the market violates Proposition D, a voter-approved measure that limited the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.



L.A. City Attorney Seeks Court Order To Halt Cannabis Farmers Market

CALIFORNIA:  The Los Angeles city attorney is seeking an injunction to stop what’s being dubbed as the city’s first-ever cannabis-centric farmers market, which opened for business over the Fourth of July weekend.

The medical marijuana market opened July 4-6 inside a Boyle Heights warehouse and continued to operate this past weekend, following its successful start.

But City Atty. Mike Feuer says his office will request a temporary restraining order to stop operations.

“We’re fighting to stop this end-run around the will of the voters who enacted Proposition D,” Feuer said in a statement. “We allege these events also violate city land-use law and are causing a public nuisance. We will do everything we can to put a halt to them.”

Feuer’s action alleges the market didn’t comply with requirements outlined in Proposition D, a ballot measure passed last year that set up the legal parameters for dispensaries to remain open.


More Than 450 Medical Pot Shops File To Renew Taxes In Los Angeles

CALIFORNIA:  More than 450 medical marijuana dispensaries have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year — more than three times as many as are allowed to stay open under Proposition D.

The new numbers won’t settle the debate over exactly how many medical marijuana dispensaries are now operating in Los Angeles. Additional pot shops may be open but have fallen delinquent on their taxes. Some may have never registered to pay taxes.

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L.A. medical marijuana shops challenge Proposition D ban

CALIFORNIA: The Los Angeles City Council will meet behind closed doors today to discuss threats of legal action by the operators of two medical marijuana dispensaries ordered to shut down under voter-approved Proposition D, which pared back the number of pot purveyors in the city. [Read more…]