Good, Bad, and Ugly: LA Controller Identifies Compliant Dispensaries

Categorized by their legal standing, 1,510 marijuana dispensaries across Los Angeles have been identified on a new interactive map, of which, “756 marijuana businesses” maintained their 2016 Business Tax Regulation Certificate.

Published for public consumption by the Los Angeles City Controller, the map identifies those dispensaries known to be in compliance with LA’s voter-approved Proposition D. Also pinpointing compliant dispensaries that held a 2016 Business Tax Regulation Certificate, the map exposes those shops that have had criminal charges filed against them by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

Compliant Marijuana Dispensaries in the City of Los Angeles

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin sent a letter to the LA City Council, encouraging increased oversight for those dispensaries operating within city limits.

According to Curbed Los Angeles, Galperin is projecting the combined tax revenue from both medical and recreational marijuana sales “could result in close to $50 million in revenue for the city.”

Per Galperin’s letter: “Economists with marijuana industry experience estimate that first-year retail sales in the…

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