Unlicensed Marijuana Stores Grow Like Weeds in LA

Passed by California voters nearly two decades ago, but absent statewide regulation, the legalization of medical marijuana has spawned a vast network of illegal dispensaries and wide disparities over how businesses are monitored across the state- if they are at all.

CALIFORNIA: Graffiti-tagged buildings, barricaded doors and iron-barred windows mark nearly every block of Avalon Boulevard as it cuts through the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Wilmington, 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The streets are lined with small mom-and-pop shops – clothing stores, a piñata shop, garages and small, family-owned restaurants – and a clutch of Read the full article…

City audit finds many medical marijuana shops are unlicensed; city doesn't know number of businesses

It’s had one hearing before the House Health and Human Services Committee, but no vote had been scheduled as of late Monday afternoon.

COLORADO: A Denver audit finds many city medical marijuana businesses are operating without valid licenses and city regulators don’t know how many medical pot dispensaries are operating in Denver.

City audit finds many medical marijuana shops are unlicensed; city doesn't know number of businesses

It’s had one hearing before the House Health and Human Services Committee, but no vote had been scheduled as of late Monday afternoon.

COLORADO: A Denver audit finds many city medical marijuana businesses are operating without valid licenses and city regulators don’t know how many medical pot dispensaries are operating in Denver.