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Marijuana Dispensary Targeted By City Of LA Shuts Down Voluntarily

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A medical marijuana dispensary targeted for closure by the city of Los Angeles has shut down.

The city has been trying to put hundreds of medical pot distributors out of business and last week filed suit against seven of the marijuana dispensaries citing zoning code violations.

Cancare Collective in North Hollywood, one of the seven stores, has now decided to avoid costly litigation and close.

During a Wednesday hearing, the Los Angeles Times says a judge also issued an injunction barring the pot dispensary from operating in North Hollywood or any other location.

City lawsuits to close dispensaries on grounds they were violating California law by selling marijuana have been successful, but the process dragged on for months. The new zoning violation suits move faster through the courts.

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