Medical Marijuana Dispensary in L.A. Shut Down After Raid
A storefront pot doctor that lures patients with barkers was raided and shut down last week, according to the Los Angeles Times. The eye-catching, only-in-California feature was forced to close up shop when the state medical board and law enforcement officers raided three locations linked to Medical Kush Doctor. Officials confiscated at least two large plastic bags appearing to contain marijuana, roughly five pounds, from the California medical marijuana dispensary. Out of the deep-blue building next to Muscle Beach that houses a doctor’s office, cops investigated the smoke shop and a popular dispensary called the Medical Kush Beach Club.
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Spokeswoman for the Medical Board of California, Jennifer Simoes, said the warrant was sealed. Simoes declined to discuss the reason for the board’s investigation, but said that the warrant was served on Ocean Front Walk.
The warrant allegedly authorized a search of the offices, vehicles and other property. It supposedly also allowed officials to seize various records related to the unlicensed practice of medicine. The raid reportedly began a little after 10:15 a.m.
The doctor reportedly rents the spaces and provides promotional services for medical marijuana doctors. The provider reported to have believed that the doctors he distributed to followed all of the state laws in issuing recommendations for marijuana use to their patients.
The operation was conducted with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, the Los Angeles Police Department, the county Sheriff’s Department and the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which provided search dogs, according to the LA Times.
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