Deadline Arrives for Closure of LA Pot Shops

June 7, 2010 - 1:21 PM
Authorities say they won't take any action against medical marijuana collectives in Los Angeles until they tally how many of the shops have defied a new ordinance requiring hundreds to close.
Los Angeles (AP) - Authorities say they won't take any action against medical marijuana collectives in Los Angeles until they tally how many of the shops have defied a new ordinance requiring hundreds to close.
 
Monday is the deadline set by the city attorney's office for more than 430 pot collectives to close or face possible fines or criminal charges.
 
Authorities say they will spend about two weeks finding out which clinics aren't in compliance.
 
The new ordinance will slash the number of dispensaries to somewhere between 70 and 130.