The Patient Care Alliance is seeking an injunction against the citywide ban, which supposedly takes effect Sept. 6. The group, which is made up of owners, vendors and patients, argues that the prohibition will put people out of business and leave customers without access to the pain relieving drug. A number of dispensary owners have indicated they'll stay open after the ban takes effect. From KPCC:
Last month, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously agreed to shut down storefront clinics selling medical marijuana. The ban would allow collectives of no more than three patients or caregivers to grow their own medical marijuana. According to the lawsuit, however, allowing three-person collectives is virtually the same as a complete ban. Most people lack the sophisticated skills needed to grow marijuana, said attorney Arthur D. Hodge. "It's physically impractical and tantamount to a total ban to suggest that three seriously ill medical patients can, in their own residence, successfully - alone, without any help - grow medical-grade marijuana," Hodge said.