A Superior Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the operation of a Wilmington medical marijuana business, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Tuesday.
Long Beach Superior Court Judge Ross Klein granted a order the City Attorney’s Office had sought restricting 420 Collective from operating. A hearing for a preliminary injunction is scheduled for March 19.
Feuer also said he is seeking further injunctive relief against six other Wilmington businesses clustered within a six-block span.
“The Wilmington community should not have to endure this concentration of marijuana dispensaries,” Feuer said. “My office will do everything we can to enforce Proposition D and close unlawful dispensaries.”
Councilman Joe Buscaino said he was also pleased with the restraining order.
“We’re sending a message loud and clear that illegal dispensaries will not be tolerated in the Harbor Area, Buscaino said. “I’m glad to be working with City Attorney Feuer and LAPD in their stepped up enforcement efforts to crack down on unlawful businesses.
The operators of 420 Collective, located at 408 N. Avalon Blvd., are accused in a lawsuit of violating Proposition D as well as zoning code violations and unlawful business practices.
— City News Service