New marijuana farmers market in L.A. ordered temporarily shut down
The recently opened marijuana farmers market in Boyle Heights was shut down temporarily until a judge determines whether it should be allowed or not.
So who is to blame/thank for this?
1. L.A. voters who approved Proposition D in 2013 (and eligible voters who didn’t vote), which restricts where pot shops could do business and the number of them that can operate.
2. L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, who requested the order to temporarily shut down the farmers market in Boyle Heights. Part of Feuer’s job as City Attorney is to enforce misdemeanors, and he sought the shut down in accordance with this duty. However, some disagree with his interpretation of Proposition D. Feuer was elected to his position in 2012 and is up for reelection in 2016.
3. The L.A. County Superior court judge that granted Feuer’s request, though the judge has not yet made a decision on whether the farmers market violates Prop D.
For more on drug laws, see here.