The Los Angeles Times reported that the LAPD and DEA agents raided four medical marijuana dispensaries, as well as homes in Beverly Hills, yesterday. The dispensaries are all owned by the same man. One of the locations was the Black Rose Collective at 7262 Melrose Ave. near Poinsettia Place.
We also noticed that another dispensary near there has a sign indicating that they have moved.
This comes just a day after City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that he will be taking action to better enforce Proposition D, which limits the number and location of medical marijuana dispensaries. That includes going after landlords who rent to dispensaries that do not qualify under Proposition D.
While medical marijuana is useful and even important for many people, the large number of dispensaries in Melrose Village is way more than is really needed in one area. Not only are they located very close to each other, but they are very close to schools and residences.
It remains to be seen whether the reported raid uncovered any illegal activities as “no arrests were made and the investigation was ongoing,” according to a DEA spokesperson.