Proprietors of two medical marijuana clinics accused of operating illegally in Westchester will get their day in court, but not just yet.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office filed separate misdemeanor charges against the owners of both Green Cross LAX at 5589 Manchester Ave. and Clean Green LAX at 8338 Lincoln Blvd. in June, alleging that neither business had legal right to operate in those locations. The clinics are not among those grandfathered in under the voter-approved city ballot initiative Proposition D, officials charged.
At an Aug. 12 Los Angeles Superior Court hearing, the case against Green Cross LAX was continued to Oct. 2 for a pretrial hearing, city attorney’s office spokesman Rob Wilcox said.
The owners of Green Cross decided to close that dispensary on their own volition pending the hearing, according to Wilcox.
The case against Clean Green LAX, which still appears to be operating, was continued to a pretrial hearing on Sept. 2 over prosecutors’ objections, he said.
“Both cases are a part of City Attorney [Mike] Feuer’s aggressive enforcement of Prop. D to uphold the will of the voters in their desire to limit the number of dispensaries in the city,” Wilcox said.
— Gary Walker