The Eastside marijuana farmers market that made huge headlines when it opened for the Fourth of July weekend has been ordered by a judge to stop operating.
The preliminary injunction follows an initial temporary restraining order granted after the L.A. City Attorney’s office took organizers to court and argued that the law doesn’t allow dispensary operators to open their doors to suppliers who could then sell directly to patients, which is apparently what happened at the California Heritage Market.
Friday’s ruling was hailed by City Attorney Mike Feuer, who said the market failed to comply with a law passed by voters last year, Proposition D, that outlaws the city’s collectives with some exceptions:
“This is another victory in our continued enforcement of Proposition D,” he said. “L.A. residents voted to take sensible steps to limit the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries, and we’re doing just that.”
Proposition D made it illegal to operate a dispensary in town, but it allows about 135 shops that have been around since before a 2007 city moratorium limited legal immunity.