LA County Cracking Down On Illegal Dispensaries
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is determined to shut down and prosecute any illegal medical marijuana dispensaries and their owners.
An enforcement team consisting of the Department of Regional Planning, Sheriff's Department, and the County Counsel, District Attorney and Treasurer-Tax Collector officers has been recommended by Supervisor Michael Antonovich.
"These illegal operations have routinely attracted a criminal element that threaten community safety and disrupt neighborhoods," said Antonovich. The county has banned medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas since 2011 however, "a streamlined Medical Marijuana Dispensary Enforcement Team will speed up our effort to shut down and prosecute illegal marijuana dispensaries," he continued.
In four months, the team will report back to the Board.