LA Co. DA to prosecute OTC medical marijuana
MONTEBELLO, Calif.—The Los Angeles County district attorney says medical marijuana dispensaries in the county are operating illegally and will be prosecuted.
Steve Cooley said Thursday at a narcotics officers training session in Montebello that he and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich believe over-the-counter sales are illegal, based on a state Supreme Court decision last year.
Cooley says his office is already preparing to prosecute a Culver City dispensary called Organica.
The city attorney's office says there are hundreds of dispensaries in the county operating under a 1996 voter initiative that allowed medical marijuana use, and a state law that allows for collective growing of marijuana.
Outside the training session, about 100 medical marijuana advocates protested.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/