San Diego Police Close 14 Marijuana Dispensaries
The San Diego District Attorney today said police raided and shut down 14 medical marijuana operations, suspected of criminal drug sales.
"These so-called businesses are not legal," she said. "They appear to be run by drug dealers who see an opening in the market and a way to make a fast buck."
California law requires people to get medicinal marijuana though non-profit cooperative groups, and for-profit sales are illegal. But Dumanis says the records at one dispensary showed $700,000 in sales in just six months. Dumanis says she is not aware of any legally-run marijuana dispensaries in San Diego, despite media reports that some have received permits. Charges are expected to be filed tomorrow.