LA Dispensary Crackdowns Continuing

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An ongoing crackdown on Los Angeles-area dispensaries, many of which are technically illegal under city and county law, was expanded on Wednesday to include unincorporated parts of the county.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to target illicit dispensaries, which have reportedly cropped up in areas such as Marina del Rey and East L.A. even though the county banned dispensaries in unincorporated areas back in 2011, according to L.A. Weekly.

The city of L.A., meanwhile, has been battling illegal dispensaries for years, with a variety of tactics that include prohibiting new retailers from obtaining business tax certificates.

Most recently, City Attorney Mike Feuer has set his sights on SpeedWeed, one of the scores of medical cannabis delivery services that have proliferated across the L.A. metro area, according to the LAist. Feuer’s office claims that “hundreds” of illegal dispensaries have been shuttered due to his efforts to enforce city MMJ regulations, LA Weekly reported.