The Los Angeles commission that oversees cannabis regulation advanced a proposal to the City Council Thursday that requests the creation of a law allowing city officials to padlock, barricade or fence in a property where marijuana is sold illegally without a license.
The request came from Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, which was deliberated by the city’s Cannabis Regulation Commission, and it asks the city to draft the enforcement measures.
“Unlicensed cannabis businesses violate city and state laws,” Harris-Dawson’s motion read. “Despite increased law enforcement efforts to shut down unlicensed cannabis businesses, they continue to open for business and thereby jeopardize public safety and customer health, along with making it harder for licensed and regulated businesses to survive the competitive cannabis marketplace.”
Thursday’s deliberation was about the initiating new enforcement measures that, if passed by the City Council, would later be discussed in detail.
Published: August 22, 2019
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