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Map shows L.A. pot dispensaries slated to shut down

The interactive map above shows the 439 Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensaries that must shut down by June 7, when the city's ordinance to regulate the stores takes effect.

The city attorney's office has begun notifying the dispensaries, warning them in letters that violations of the city's laws are a misdemeanor and could lead to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Collectives that stay open after the deadline could also face civil penalties of $2,500 a day.

Los Angeles had a moratorium on new dispensaries, but the city failed to enforce the ban and hundreds of dispensaries opened with no oversight. City officials have received a number of complaints from neighborhood activists.

-- Robert J. Lopez

View map in larger window. Credit: Ken Schwencke / Los Angeles Times

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its interesting that most of the dispensaries are located in high income or educated areas... mostly white

I assume the dispensaries are paying rent to a property owner. Shutting them down may put a dent in the retail rental market . . . but, then again, having a dispensary in your neighborhood probably won't increase real estate values.

this whole industry needs to be reined in. they call them "dispensaries" but they should really be called marijuana for sale stores.

Looks like they forgot a few!
There is a illegal one running at the corner of Victory and Vineland
next door to Mc Donalds.

Thousands more people collecting unemployment!

Haters gonna hate.

boooo. This is just granting a monopoly to the dispensaries that opened first.

Interesting that they are allowing more people to go unemployed during this time. I guess we will have to go to some guy's dirty apartment and go back to ziplock baggies. What a joke, not to mention that they are closing down the BEST clubs in town. I hate the mayor and the LA City Council (except for the lone vote against this).

Fight on brave little drug warriors!

@ Hoot - I would much rather have a dispensary in my neighborhood with armed security than the dozens of liquor stores and 7-11's with homeless people milling about.

@ ryan - Cannabis should be legal anyways as it's harmless. I'm really looking forward to voting to legalize in November. Have you ever even tried cannabis?

Dear Carmen Trutanich, LA City Council, and Mayor Villaraigosa, I hope you get cancer just like my dying grandmother and know what true suffering is. She depends on cannabis just eat, sleep, walk, etc.

Close a pot dispensary and feel real good about yourself. Meanwhile, half a block away is a liquor store where you can go buy a bottle of whiskey, vodka, tequila etc. which is a hundred times more toxic, dangerous and addictive, but quite legal. Makes absolutely zero sense.

Thanks for posting this interactive map. I was going to contact my council office to get a list of the dispensaries set to close in my area. This is a great tool to use in monitoring that they do indeed close. So excited to see the embarrassment that is the "Kind for Cures" store in an old Kentucky Fried Chicken building go! How humiliating to have my neighborhood known as the place where a weed seller moved into an old KFC location!

What about a map of those that are authorized to remain open after June 7, 2010?

This officially sucks.

They just closed one down on Saticoy and White Oak - and they were open again the next day. So much for the all the police action. Appreciate their work but it ain't working.

Great... so now people are just going to go back into the black market to get their supply.

This helps anything how?

There are 7 on that map within a few blocks of my home, not a high income area, by the way. AND they missed a couple more.

It's getting out of hand, and I'm glad they're finally DOING something!

Wouldn't a more useful map be the dispensaries that are staying open? From a sick person's p.o.v.?

What would help is a map of those staying open.

I'm glad the one I like is staying open and the one I don't is closing. Just lucky I guess.


Haters gona hate indeed.

this is only going to cause a mad house. hundreds of people are going to flock to the very few dispensaries (ONE!?!?!) that remain open. and others will just put money back into the illegal drug market helping out those cartels! the city should take responsibility for their lack of action in the first place and allow the current dispensaries to go thru the necessary actions to remain open and if they do not comply, then they should be shut down. It is too late to turn back for LA's medical marijuana culture. The city is the only one to blame now. If the dispensaries were really a problem, I doubt they would have been opened, much less stayed open for this long. California just needs to tax it and start making some serious money off of it...after all, marijuana isn't as bad for you as alcohol is...and that's plenty legal!

There's a few errors on the map. Mainly just the wrong business names at some of the addresses. e.g. "4942 Vineland Av, Los Angeles, 91601" is listed as Compassionate Consulting For Wellness. CCW is not a dispensary it's a doctors office and isn't even at that location. What is at that location is AZ Caregivers. LA Times should utilize weedmaps.com, they list nearly every dispensary there is.

They forgot the one on Hazeltine near Oxnard Street..... that one's REALLY busy.

I had no idea there were so many.

foolishly undermining a source of tax revenue for our schools, libraries, police and fire departments.

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