Los Angeles Ban on New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Invalid

The ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries is invalid ruled a Superior Court judge on Monday. The ruling blocks Los Angeles’ efforts to close medical marijuana stores. The Superior Court judge also ordered an injunction against enforcing the ban against Green Oasis, a dispensary in Playa Vista on Jefferson Boulevard just west of the 405 Freeway. In a complaint, it was alleged by a narcotics officer that the medical marijuana dispensary sold him one-eighth of an ounce of marijuana for $55 and that 60 strains were available.

The decision came on the same day as a Justice Department memo made official President Obama’s official policy change guidlines. The Obama guidelines limit federal prosecution of medical marijuana users and dispensaries.

The Los Angeles moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries is based on local zonal laws that prohibit new dispensaries. But the ban which took effect Sept. 14, 2007 allows 186 dispensaries to stay open for business. The Compassionate Use Act that was passed in 1996 allows the use of medical marijuana in California.

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  • 1 Mason Lewis // Oct 29, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Are you able to point me to a source that lists the current medical cannabis dispensaries in the South Bay area? Thanks

  • 2 jon // Nov 1, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Long Beach and South Bay Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

    420 Highway Pharmacy, 18710 S. Normandie Ave. #D, Gardena (310) 808-0420. Open M-Sat. 11-9:30, Sun 11-8:30.
    South Bay Collective, 1151 W. Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 4-A, Harbor City, (310) 530-1628. Open 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM daily.
    Herbal Solutions (2nd St.) 5746 E. 2nd St., Long Beach (562) 434-5075 or 888-993-HERB(4372) Open daily 10-8.
    2nd St. Quality Discount Caregivers, 5470 E. 2nd St. Unit B Long Beach (562) 439-0009 Open 10:30-8 daily.
    CCLB, 4010 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach (562) 492-6091. Open M-Sa 10-8, Su 12-6.
    Herbal Discount Center, 1206 E. Wardlow Rd, Long Beach (562) 997-2929. Open 10:30-8 daily.
    Long Beach Organic Caregivers, 851 A Pine Ave, Long Beach (562) 945-2000 Open daily 10-9.
    Southern California Herbal Network, 600 S. Pacific Ave. #104, San Pedro (310) 547-4500. Open M-Sa 11-8; Su 11-6.
    Natural Wellness Caregivers Group, 1111 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro
    (310) 514-9665
    Delta-9 Torrance Herbal Collective, 1321 W. Carson St, Torrance (310) 618-3582. Open M-Th 10-8, F-Sa 10-9, Su 11-6.
    Green Cross, 1658 W. Carson St. #B, Torrance (310) 533-9363 Open 10-8 daily.
    Natures Top Shelf Medicinals, 1530 E. Wardlow Rd. Suite A, Long Beach 562-989-0000. Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm. 
    Long Beach Patients Collective (LBPC), 854 Redondo Ave. Long Beach 562-438-4107.
    Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-7:00pm.
    Compassionate Health Center 3751 Anaheim St. Long Beach (562) 985-0494 Open Sun-Thurs. 10-8, Fri. & Sat. 10-9.
    Alternative Herbal Health 3702 E. Anahiem St. Long Beach (562) 597-1199 Open Sun-Thurs 10-8; Fri/Sat 10-9.
    215 Collective Long Beach Call for location 562-212-4265. Open M-F 11-7, Sat & Sun 11-4
    Alternative Medicine Collective, 5543 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach (562) 612-4637. Open Open Su-Th 10-10, Fri/Sat 10am-11pm We deliver and accept credit cards
    Green Nurse Collective, Inc. 1532 E. Broadway, Long Beach (714) 507-8270. Open Mon-Sat 11:30-7:30.
    A Soothing Remedy Cooperative 1521 W. Willow St. Long Beach (562) 612-4388 Also Deliveries
    Apothecary’s Assistants Collective 2805 E. Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach (562) 597-9780 Open daily 10-7:30.
    MarijuanaMarket.com 565 Pier Ave. #915 Hermosa Beach (310) 272-9074 Open daily 9-9.
    Long Beach Collective 1734 E. Artesia Blvd. Long Beach (562) 934-2520 longbeachcollective@yahoo.com Open M-Sat 10-7.
    South Bay Wellness Network, 1127 W. Anaheim St., Wilmington (310) 847-6199. Open daily 10-8.
    1 Love Beach Club, 2767 E. Broadway Long Beach (562) 343-5388 Open Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-5
    PR Collective 136 S. Gaffey St. San Pedro (310) 832-2420 Open daily 11-8.
    One Source Discount Caregivers 5115 Atlantic Ave Suite A Long Beach 562-728-8529 Open Mon-Sat 9am-8pm
    Final Cut Collective 1175 Wardlow Rd. Long Beach (562) 443-7742 Open Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6 finalcut@live.com ATM on site
    Greenhouse Caregivers 1428 W. Willow St. Long Beach (562) 290-8180 Open daily 10-8.
    The Green Earth Center 3748 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach (562) 989-0300 Open Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 11-6
    Belmont Shore Natural Care 5375 2nd St. Suite 5 Long Beach (562) 987-0210 Open daily 9:30-8:30.
    4th & Elm Natural Health Collective 342 E. 4th St. Long Beach (562) 612-3690 Open Mon-Sat 10-8, Sun 10-6.
    Cornerstone Health & Wellness 537 W. Willow St. Long Beach (562) 595-7666 Open M-F 8-7, Sat 9-7, Sun 9-1.
    Belmont Shore Natural Care 5375 2nd St. Suite 5 Long Beach (562) 987-0210 Open daily 9:30-8:30
    Herbal Solutions 4311 Carson St. Long Beach (562) 425-8310 or 888-993-HERB(4372) Open daily 10-8 *We are now offering laboratory safety testing
    Herbal Solutions (Wardlow) 1206 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach (562) 997-2929 or 888-993-HERB(4372) Open daily 10-8. *We are now offering laboratory safety testing
    2200 Collective 2200 Lakewood Blvd. Unit A Long Beach (562) 215-6254 Open Mon-Sat 10-8, Sun 10-6
    All Natural Remedies (ANR) Long Beach (562) 490-6999 Open Mon-Sat 10-8, Sun 10-3 allnaturalremedies@verizon.net
    Nature’s Cure Collective 3925 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach (562) 612-1400 Open Mon-Sat 9-8, Sun 10-6
    LBC Hydro Co-op 2616 Magnolia Ave. Long Beach (714) 588-4774 Open daily 12-7
    Artesia Blvd. Collective 2801 E. Artesia Blvd. #A Long Beach (562) 633-8888 Open Mon-Sat 11-9 Sun 11-6
    Calm & Collective 2515 E. Anaheim St. Long Beach Open 10-8 daily calmandcollective562@gmail.com

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