LA lawsuit: unlicensed dispensary sold pesticide-tainted pot
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is suing an unlicensed marijuana dispensary, alleging the shop sold cannabis sprayed with a dangerous pesticide.
City Attorney Mike Feuer says Wednesday that pot sold at Kush Club 20 contained a fungicide frequently used on golf turf that the federal government classifies as a toxic chemical.
A phone number listed for Kush Club 20 was disconnected and an email seeking comment was not immediately returned.
The suit seeks a civil penalty of $20,000 for each day that illegal activity occurred at the property in South LA.
There are about 180 dispensaries with approval to sell marijuana in Los Angeles. The city is cracking down on hundreds of black market shops that lure customers hoping to avoid paying the state’s 15% tax on legal marijuana sales.