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Local official declares war on illegal cannabis shops

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson has teamed up with the Mayor’s Office and the Cannabis Enforcement Task Force to shut down illegal cannabis dispensaries in South L.A.  Last week, LAPD officers served a search warrant and closed an illegal dispensary at 8931 S. Broadway in Harris-Dawson’s 8th District as part Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: City taking steps to curtail illegal cannabis shops

I had the opportunity to attend a press conference Aug. 28 at the Southeast Police Station concerning the overwhelming amount of illegal cannabis shops. Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson was joined by a host of city leaders that included Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAPD Chief Michel Moore and Cat Packer who is heading up the Read More…

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Crenshaw community protests cannabis dispensary

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer CRENSHAW — Local residents and business owners in Leimert Park aren’t happy about the new cannabis dispensary in town and they’ve been expressing their dissent outside the shop while stimulating change in City Hall. On Oct. 30, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to prepare and present an ordinance Read More…