The crusade against illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in southern California has been going on for years, and on Wednesday, two more MMJ shops in San Diego were ordered to close their doors by the city attorney’s office.
According to a local television station, Green Urban Association and the Bakery Collective were operating illegally, in locations that aren’t zoned to permit MMJ dispensaries. The city has shuttered more than 200 such dispensaries over the past four years, many for similar violations, such as operating within 600 feet of schools.
Just last month, four dispensaries were shut down for violating zoning restrictions.
The city does permit legal MMJ dispensaries, but only 36 total, and illegal dispensaries have been an ongoing problem for not just San Diego but many other California towns as well. The first fully legal dispensary opened in San Diego on Oct. 15.