News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 2 to 3 p.m.

New Pasadena ordinance could let city shut off services to illegal marijuana dispensaries

The highly rated variety of medical marijuana known as
The highly rated variety of medical marijuana known as "Blue Dream" was displayed among other strains at a cannabis farmers market in Los Angeles in 2014.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Listen to story

Download this story 8MB

The Pasadena City Council has voted on an ordinance that could change the city's relationship with the medical marijuana industry. 

Pasadena has had a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries for about 12 years now. Still, nine illegal dispensaries continue to operate within the city. 

In a unanimous vote, the City Council decided to crack down by deciding to shut off water and power to these shops. 

Eddie Rivera has reported on it for Pasadena Now. He talked about it with Take Two. 

Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview.