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

May 5, 2010 | 10:11 pm

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