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    Posted on March 2nd, 2010 The Variety 2 comments

    Medical marijuana advocates file lawsuit challenging L.A. ordinance [Updated]

    Medical marijuana advocates upped the ante Tuesday in the legal battle over Los Angeles’ pot dispensaries by suing the city, claiming the ordinance that takes effect later this month is so restrictive it will cause even law-abiding businesses to shut down.

    Americans for Safe Access, the nation’s main medical marijuana advocacy nonprofit, filed the lawsuit with the Venice Beach Care Center and the PureLife Alternative Wellness Center, two dispensaries that have operated in Los Angeles since 2006 — before the city’s moratorium on the centers took effect.

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