‘Federal authorities Tuesday announced they’re seeking to shut down 71 medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles. The U.S. Attorney’s office said it is targeting dispensaries that are operating as commercial businesses.
“We intend to enforce the law,” said U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte, the chief federal prosecutor for the region. “Even those stores not targeted today should understand that they cannot continue to profit in violation of the law.”
Drug Enforcement Administration agents and L.A. Police Department officers raided three pot shops, including Happy Ending Collective in Chinatown — allegedly the biggest marijuana dispensary in the downtown L.A area.’