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County plans new strategy against illegal pot shops

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for Los Angeles County recommended a “surge strategy” April 18 to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries operating illegally in the face of a ban in effect in unincorporated areas. The county’s legal team told the Board of Supervisors that they had closed 60 dispensaries between 2011-16 and another 31 after the Read More…

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Council ends tax certificates for pot dispensaries

LOS ANGELES — The city will stop issuing new business tax certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries under an ordinance approved Jan. 19 by the City Council. Despite the 2013 voter approval of Proposition D, which banned most medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles, city finance officials have continued to issue tax certificates and collect taxes Read More…

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City to quit issuing tax certificates to pot shops

LOS ANGELES — The City Council has agreed that the city needs to stop giving out business tax certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries, since most such businesses are illegal in Los Angeles. Despite the 2013 voter approval of Proposition D, which banned most medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles, the city has continued to issue Read More…