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DA to LA: sell medical pot, get busted




Dave Warden, a bud tender at a non-profit co-operative medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, displays various types of marijuana available to patients.
Dave Warden, a bud tender at a non-profit co-operative medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, displays various types of marijuana available to patients.
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District Attorney Steve Cooley says he will prosecute dispensaries that sell medical marijuana even if Los Angeles passes an ordinance allowing for some cash transactions. Cooley’s announcement came one day after two LA City Council committees rejected the City Attorney’s proposed plan, which called for an outright ban of medical pot sales. What impact will Cooley’s warning have on Council deliberations? How many pot shops will Cooley go after? And when?

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Steve Cooley, District Attorney, Los Angeles County

Joe Elford, Chief Counsel, Americans for Safe Access Now