Authorities shut down an unlicensed cannabis dispensary Wednesday in South Los Angeles, with city officials saying the crackdown is aimed at deterring other illegal operators.
Los Angeles police served a search warrant and closed the illegal dispensary located at 8931 S. Broadway. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who represents the area, said his district has “far too many illegal dispensaries.”
“We have over 70 illegal dispensaries in our district and dozens are still listed on platforms like Weedmaps,” Harris-Dawson said. “Illegal dispensaries poison our neighborhoods and their own customers by operating dangerous, unregulated businesses. Additionally, these illegal actors make it difficult for legal dispensaries to operate successfully, including Cannabis Social Equity Program participants.”