Judge says LA pot dispensaries must post $350K bond
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The judge who ruled parts of the Los Angeles medical marijuana law unconstitutional says pot dispensaries must post a nearly $350,000 bond within 10 days for the court injunction to take effect.
About 50 dispensaries asked for the injunction issued last month by Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr. The judge says several parts of the law are unconstitutional, including the complex process for deciding which dispensaries would be allowed.
Dispensary attorneys asked the judge Friday to set no bond, saying the city wouldn’t suffer any harm from the injunction. But city lawyers say police and lawyer fees are mounting because closed pot stores are returning to business and new ones are popping up.
Attorney David Welch, who represents many dispensaries, told the Los Angeles Times he’s confident the bond will be posted.