|Marijuana Farmers Market Ordered to Shut Down|
Posted by CN Staff on July 16, 2014 at 04:35:32 PT|
By Veronica Rocha
Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles -- A Farmers market for medical marijuana users has been temporarily shut down after an L.A. County Superior Court judge agreed to halt operation of the Boyle Heights cannabis marketplace.
The judge’s ruling Tuesday grants a temporary restraining order filed by Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer, who sought to stop the California Heritage Market operations because he said it didn’t comply with the city's law for marijuana dispensaries.
Voters passed Proposition D last year, which established legal parameters where marijuana dispensaries could do business.
The ruling, Feuer said, supports the “spirit and the letter of Proposition D.”
“The bottom line is that we argued successfully that this so-called farmers market was an attempt to make an end-run around the will of the people when they voted to put Proposition D in place,” Feuer said. “The court saw through this subterfuge.”
The order would restrict the market’s operators from setting up booths and advertising it, according to the city’s injunction. Police and fire must also be granted access to the site.
“The court was very clear: There could be no multiple vendors selling at this site, only bona fide employees,” Feuer said.
The market, which opened over Fourth of July weekend, was held in a warehouse directly behind the West Coast Collective dispensary in an industrial zone in Boyle Heights.
The following weekend, the market reopened again.
Proposition D, Feuer said, does not allow multiple, independent vendors to sell on one site.
“That’s essentially what this business model was,” Feuer said.
But attorney David Welch, who represents the Progressive Horizon collective, said Feuer’s argument doesn’t make sense.
He said a farmers market is no different from a dispensary in that they both sell goods from a variety of vendors.
“Their arguments are basically a misunderstanding on how this business operates,” he said.
The city’s actions, Welch said, were essentially proving that “you can’t actually open a marijuana dispensary” in Los Angeles.
A hearing is scheduled Aug. 6 to determine whether the market will be permanently closed.
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
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|Comment #3 posted by afterburner on July 17, 2014 at 12:29:00 PT|
|From: Hemp Line Journal,July-August 1992, pp. 14-15, Vol. I No. 1. HEMP SEED: THE MOST NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE FOOD SOURCE IN THE WORLD Part One|
by Lynn Osburn
"Seeds of the plant cannabis sativa, hemp seed, contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain human life." http://www.ratical.org/renewables/hempseed1.html
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|Comment #2 posted by Sam Adams on July 16, 2014 at 09:52:09 PT|
|and who was hurt by this farmer's market? nobody. Just buyers & sellers trying to do business.|
the police state in action!
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|Comment #1 posted by runruff on July 16, 2014 at 08:29:58 PT|
|He got his name in the news. Good for him. Name recognition is tantamount in succeeding in law in LA. No names are no more than ambulance chasers and drug war whores.|
Question is, how long can little Dutch boy keep is thumb in the whole?
I will dedicate this next song to you Mr. DA and thanks in advance for the entertainment
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