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LA County struggles to shut down illegal pot shops




Kushmart is one of the largest legal medical marijuana dispensaries located in downtown Los Angeles.
Kushmart is one of the largest legal medical marijuana dispensaries located in downtown Los Angeles.
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Even though marijuana’s legal in California, across the state there’s a mad rush for cities and counties to get their act together, to figure out how to regulate the legal marijuana industry in their areas.

The reason for the rush? Because by the end of the year the legal marijuana industry will be ready to start running throughout the state. And it'll be a problem if localities aren't ready to roll. But you don't need to look any further than Los Angeles County to see how things could potentially not work out.

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