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LA Has Almost Zero Control On Illegal Dispensaries

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Los Angeles is home to hundreds of illegal marijuana operations, and efforts to regulate them have been scattershot, a city report concluded

LOS ANGELES, CA — With hundreds of illegal cannabis shops operating in Los Angeles, a City Council committee made a move Friday toward getting the different agencies responsible for cracking down on them more organized and better funded.

The Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee approved a report which recommended that the city establish an information- sharing platform for reporting any complaints about illegal cannabis businesses.

The joint report from the Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst and the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer noted that the Department of Cannabis Regulation currently maintains a cannabis complaint portal, but that the Los Angeles Police Department, the Office of the City Attorney and other departments may receive complaints that are not shared in that system.

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Published: November 17, 2018

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