Officials from the city of Los Angeles on Wednesday outlined that not more than 41 medical marijuana dispensaries have official permission to function as per a city ordinance. In addition, the officials reported that letters were delivered to over 129 marijuana clinics across the city, making them aware that they may have to close down.
However, Lon Angeles attorney's office has claimed that it hopes to witness a slew of lawsuits and will certainly launch a lawsuit against it in a bid to seek judge’s interpretation over such a stern process launched by the city officials.
"We're trying to be proactive", Jane Usher, a Special Assistant City Attorney, told the Los Angeles Times.
Till now, over 30 lawsuits have reportedly been filed in the court in a bid to stand against the process adopted by the City Council to cut on the number of dispensaries in the city.
As per the official rules, owners are asked to follow a spate of background checking measure. The measures include that their stores must be 1,000 feet away from schools, parks and other public areas. In addition, it is required to test their pot at an independent laboratory.
But, the city has ruled that it would not shut down until court ruling is announced.