Medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles are feeling the effects of a voter-approved crackdown.
Tony Jalali now is fighting back, challenging the efforts of federal prosecutors who are using a well-established law that allows for the seizure of property linked to criminal activity.
Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighborhood concerns that pot shops attract crime.
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that city governments have the authority to outlaw local medical marijuana dispensaries.
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday preliminarily approved a pair of initiatives for the May ballot regulating medical marijuana dispensaries.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to repeal the ban on storefront medical marijuana dispensaries.
DEA agents raided three locations, filed notices of asset forfeiture, and sent out 67 letters to pot shop operators or property owners across the Southland.
One man’s plan to create a shuttle bus for medical marijuana patients has hit a speed bump.
City councilman Jose Huizar is expected to propose repealing the city’s medical marijuana ordinance Wednesday and completely ban all pot dispensaries.
The RAND Corp. Monday officially retracted a study published in September that linked increases in crime to the closing of marijuana dispensaries around Los Angeles.
A study that claimed violent crime decreased in neighborhoods where marijuana dispensaries were not shut down is getting a hazy reception from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Los Angeles Times reports federal drug enforcement agents have raided two West Hollywood medical marijuana dispensaries and taken one person into custody.
If voters approve Measure M, the city will start collecting $50 out of every $1,000 in dispensaries’ gross receipts.
Nearly one month after a judge deemed certain provisions of the ordinance unconstitutional, city lawmakers have voted to make some changes to local marijuana dispensaries.
At least one councilman has threatened to enact “emergency legislation” after a Superior Court judge blocked a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles.