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Marijuana Farmer's Market Under Restraint

Sara Newman |
July 16, 2014 | 8:40 a.m. PDT

Deputy Editor

Farm-to-customer no more (New York Daily News/Twitter)
Farm-to-customer no more (New York Daily News/Twitter)
In what should come as a surprise to approximately no one, city officials are stepping in to halt the expansion of L.A.’s medical marijuana farmers. 

After thousands lined up for the first farmer's market, a three-day ever held over the 4th of July weekend at California Heritage Market, people began planning to hold the event every weekend. The farmers took the pharmacists out of the equation, selling directly to card-carrying members. 

But on Tuesday, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer secured a restraining order against the market, claiming that it violated Proposition D, a voter-approved measure that places a limit on the number of dispensaries that can operate in the city.

"The court was very clear: There could be no multiple vendors selling at this site, only bona fide employees," Feuer said. But David Welch, the attorney working on behalf of the market believes that Feuer's case is based largely on a "misunderstanding on how this business operates."

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