Under the Los Angeles medical marijuana ordinance, only those dispensaries that registered with the city by Nov. 13, 2007, will be allowed to operate.
City officials found that 137 of the original 186 are still open. After the ordinance takes effect on June 7, those dispensaries have six months to come into compliance with its requirements.
Another 439 medical marijuana dispensaries have been warned by city officials that they must shut their doors by June 7. City prosecutors began notifying dispensary operators the first week of May, the first step in what could be a lengthy and expensive legal battle to regain control over pot sales. See a map of businesses mailed a closure notice: Map: Marijuana dispensaries told to close
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Source: L.A. City Attorney Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times