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Old Today, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I thought they already had cracked down on the illegal shops

This is nuts . Seems the penalties obviously arenít high enough if so many are opening up illegal brick and mortar shops.

Wasnít that the whole point of that proposition years ago to regulate and close down the illegal shops?

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Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that Los Angeles is considering a major crackdown on illegal marijuana shops that have been bedeviling the cityís legal marketplace.

The move that could pump tens of millions of dollars into police enforcement comes as legal shops struggle to turn a profit while hundreds of illicit storefronts enjoy brisk sales, thanks to their typically cheaper, tax-free prices.

The legal shops ďcanít get undercut every single day by everybody else thatís out there,Ē the mayor told reporters at City Hall.

With so much business going into the illicit market, many legal shops ďhave been laying off employees and cutting staff, trying to figure out how they can stay open and keep the lights on,Ē said Ruben Honig, executive director of the United Cannabis Business Association, an industry group of licensed operators.

https://ktla.com/2019/03/27/mayor-ga...al-weed-shops/
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Old Today, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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They will be cracking down even further by having city and county utilities companies cut off service to these illegal shops. Very few additional police dollars will be used this way. Good idea.
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Old Today, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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They will be cracking down even further by having city and county utilities companies cut off service to these illegal shops. Very few additional police dollars will be used this way. Good idea.
Yeah that is a smart idea . But then I could see them illegally running generators to keep the lights on .

What they need to do is put real fines /liens on the landlords too . You would see them vanish real quick.

The fines for breaking the rules are so small that landlords donít seem to care .
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Old Today, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I don't understand why the police don't arrest everyone in a illegal shop and close it down. whats the problem, police to busy giving old men traffic tickets? What are the police doing/ why don't they enforce this law? What are we paying the police for if their incapable of doing anything?
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Old Today, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I don't understand why the police don't arrest everyone in a illegal shop and close it down. whats the problem, police to busy giving old men traffic tickets? What are the police doing/ why don't they enforce this law? What are we paying the police for if their incapable of doing anything?
Well I can tell you there was one very close to my house some years ago . The Officer in charge of Narcotics busted them ... but the DA didnít pursue it at the time . From this experience I can see the morale of police being low and they figure whatís the point if the DA and politicians have no backbone .

But there was that proposition I forget the name maybe Prop D , it was supposed to regulate the industry and shut down all the illegal shops so I didnít even realize it was still a thing go have all these illegal shops.

If they are operating illegally makes you wonder what other illegal activities they are doing . Now I donít know the penalties but I guess if they are brazen to operate brick and mortar storefronts illegally they must not view the fines as being high enough.
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Old Today, 10:45 AM
 
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Illegal shops are all in bad neighborhoods that nobody cares about. They are run by Mexican mob and police that operate in those areas are probably all on the take. We just had a Glendale detective busted for taking hundreds of thousands in bribes from Mexican mafia. Easier for most cops who work third world war zone neighborhoods to take money and look the other way then risk their lives enforcing law against organized crime that has them out gunned. Cops that work those areas live far away and don't really care about the neighborhood they police.
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