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.
Early ballot returns Tuesday night showed that voters strongly supported a measure that would cap the number of medical marijuana shops in Los Angeles.
California would take steps to regulate the sale of medical marijuana under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, restricting cannabis dispensaries that federal prosecutors say have grown out of control.
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.
In addition to the election of a new mayor next week, voters will also be deciding the future of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl announced Thursday his cancer is in remission.
The former mayor of Cudahy has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in taking cash bribes from a businessman who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary.
A former Cudahy city official was sentenced Monday to five years of probation for his part in a scheme to extort a businessman who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the city.
Nearly a dozen pot dispensaries are suing the city of Long Beach, claiming police are raiding their businesses and illegally seizing money and property to try and force them out of business.
The Los Angeles City Clerk has approved a petition that aims to get a question on next May’s ballot asking voters to limit medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Federal prosecutors in Southern California say a medical marijuana dispensary president has been convicted on several drug-related charges.
Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl said Monday he will not run for re-election in March.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to repeal the ban on storefront medical marijuana dispensaries.
Some moms go the more traditional route when it comes to alleviating their pain.But others are using something decidedly different.
Nearly a year after U.S. attorneys in California pledged to crack down on medical marijuana, federal prosecutors filed three lawsuits Tuesday against properties in Los Angeles that house pot shops and sent 68 letters warning other sites to close or face possible charges.