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DEA, L.A. City Attorneys Take Separate Actions Against Multiple Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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A 2007 Dispensary raid | Photo by Shay Sowden for LAist/Used with permission
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From lawsuits to raids, around 20 local marijuana dispensaries today were subject of various law enforcement activities. As the DEA served a search warrant to Organica Collective in Culver City this morning, the Los Angeles City Attorney's office announced the filing of lawsuits against three medical marijuana dispensaries, including Organica, which has been subject of raids in the past.

"It's a separate thing," explained Sarah Pullen with the DEA. "We were aware of each other's operation today." Pullen could not elaborate further than that search warrants being served. Witnesses tell the LA Times that three men were seen detained in handcuffs.

Los Angeles City Attorneys said nuisance and narcotics abatement lawsuits were filed against Organica and two Holistic Caregivers locations for violating the Narcotics Abatement Law, Public Nuisance Law and the Sherman Food, Drug and Cosmetics Law. Organica's owner, Jeffrey Joseph, is the subject of an arrest warrant for sales of marijuana.