Court Orders Closure of Illegal L.A. County Dispensary
A court has issued a temporary injunction against an illegal cannabis dispensary that has been operating for several months near the La Mirada Masjid mosque in unincorporated South Whittier. Tuesday’s ruling represents a preliminary victory for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Janice Hahn, who has been working earnestly to have the facility shut down.
“While shutting down unlicensed cannabis facilities has proven to be difficult, my office has made addressing this particular dispensary a priority because of its impact on the La Mirada Masjid,” said Hahn, who represents the district.
The mosque is located just 150 feet from the dispensary. Sheriff’s officials will now serve the business with an order to cease operations. A trial is expected later this year.
Commercial cannabis businesses are still banned in all parts of unincorporated L.A. County. The Board of Supervisors recently approved increased enforcement measures against unlicensed operators in the county.