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The City Attorney has adopted yet another legal strategy against marijuana medical dispensaries by suing those stores located near schools. The L.A. Times reports that City Atty. Carmen Trutanich has filed suit against nine pot shops – including Colorado Quality Pain Relief and Organic Healing Center in Eagle Rock – for operating within 600 feet of a school, which violates state law. The shops face penalties of $5,000 a day if they do not close. An assistant city attorney told the Times there might be other dispensaries violating the law:
“These are the ones that have been brought to our attention. There could be others that are within 600 feet of schools,” said Asha Greenberg, the assistant city attorney who leads the effort to shut down illegal dispensaries. “If we do see more of them cropping up this close to schools, or we become aware of them, then we certainly are going to take action against them.”
Organic Healing Center, located at 1733 Colorado, is a block away from Renaissance Arts Academy, a charter school. Colorado Quality Pain, which operates at 1615 Colorado Blvd., is about a block north Dahlia Heights Elementary.