LA City Attorney Requests Injunction To Stop Operation Of Marijuana Farmers Market

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com— City Attorney Mike Feuer Tuesday requested a preliminary injunction to stop further operation of a local medical marijuana farmers market.

The meeting was held at 8:30 a.m. at the Los Angeles Superior Court to discuss the California Heritage Market, which opened over the July 4 weekend at West Coast Collective on Esperanza Street in Boyle Heights.

Feuer sought a temporary restraining order against defendants Progressive Horizon, James Chingming Chen, Paizley Gabrielle Lee and Tom Sang Lee to prevent further operation and declare it illegal for card-carrying cannabis patients to meet directly with growers to purchase marijuana at the market, arguing it violates the terms of Proposition D.

The measure, passed by city voters in May 2013, specifically lists marijuana dispensaries that are allowed to conduct business in Los Angeles.

“We’re fighting to stop this end-run around the will of the voters who enacted Proposition D,” Feuer said.  “We allege these events also violate City land use law and are causing a public nuisance. We will do everything we can to put a halt to them.”

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