Unlicensed medical marijuana dispensary shut down in Carson

August 8, 2017

By Sandy Mazza, Daily Breeze

Carson sheriff’s detectives have shut down a medical marijuana dispensary operating without a business license, officials said late Tuesday.

The business opened in a former doctor’s office at 22118 S. Avalon Blvd., near 220th Street, said sheriff’s Lt. Bill Evans. Deputies were tipped off about it by an anonymous complaint last week.

“We investigated, confirmed the tip, and paid them a visit,” Evans said. “The property owner was cooperative.”

The dispensary closed July 26 and the owner was cited and fined by city code-enforcement officials, he said.

The city does not allow marijuana dispensaries, and is now debating how to best regulate all related businesses once the state lays out new rules for recreational manufacturing, cultivation and distribution of marijuana.

— Sandy Mazza

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