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LAPD Might Team Up With Feds to Crack Down on Pot Shops

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If the LA City Council has its way, local marijuana dispensaries might soon be facing the wrath of local law enforcement in addition to federal authorities.

According to City News Service, the City Council voted last night to have LAPD work with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to come up with a plan to enforce a ban on local pot shops. The ban was voted into place by the Council last month, and required that all dispensaries be shut down by September 6.

But not all shops have been in compliance, and so some local elected officials feel that more needs to be done. Councilman Bernard Parks had this to say about what he would like to see law enforcement agencies do.

"I would ask them to create a strategy," he said, "and I have confidence that their strategy will be legal, well-founded, and that they will enforce the law."