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A look inside medical marijuana delivery services

June 7, 2010 | 11:08 am
Medical Marijuana plants. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times

KQED public radio and California Watch have produced a fascinating story about medical marijuana delivery services. Here's the intro:

A flourishing and unregulated industry of pot delivery services is circumventing bans on storefront dispensaries and bringing medical marijuana directly to people's homes, offices and more unconventional locations across the state, records and interviews show.

Here are some other goings-on around Web L.A.:

Parking ticket angles: The City of Santa Monica isn't the only organization making money off of its parking tickets. The Santa Monica Daily Press reports on two entrepreneurs who make money by reminding people when they are parked on a street cleaning day:

For a $60 annual fee, the Ticket Angels promise to comb your block just before a possible visit from City Hall's parking enforcement team each and every day you could get a street sweeping ticket. If they see your car in jeopardy, they'll notify you with a phone call, a text message or a knock at the door…

Speed limit increases: L.A. Streetsblog reports that speed limits could go up on several streets in the San Fernando Valley:

On March 24, the City Council Transportation Committee, partially at the urging of Councilman Paul Krekorian, tabled three proposals to increase speed limits for three streets in the San Fernando Valley. The increases for Arleta Avenue, Sheldon Street and Hollywood Way were previously discussed…

The Bohemian Index: The Atlantic has an interesting story about the "Bohemian Index," which tracks "the concentration of working artists, musicians, writers, designers and entertainers across metropolitan areas." Los Angeles, I think unsurprisingly, ranked first in North America. New York came in second.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Photo: Medical marijuana plants. Credit: Los Angeles Times