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Los Angeles Wants To Shut Down Weed Delivery App

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Los Angeles wants to kill an app that legally delivers weed to your door with the click of an app.Weed delivery services are perhaps as old as toking itself, but the mobile app Nestdrop promised to connect medical marijuana patients with a card with local dispensaries. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed court papers yesterday to shut it down, saying that it circumvents Proposition D, which passed in 2013 and limits the number of dispensaries in the city, according to City News Service. (We now have about half the shops we used to, Feuer says.)

Nestdrop co-founder Michael Pycher plans to fight the cease-and-desist order. They argue that the app is not acting as a "dispensary, collective, grower or even a delivery service," but is a "technology platform that connects law-abiding medical marijuana patients with local dispensaries to receive the medication that they need in a safe and secure manner."

Pycher says, "Our goal is make access to this legal medicine convenient for patients who truly need it—especially as many of these suffering patients may have limited mobility and may be unable to visit a dispensary unassisted."

Feuer contends that Proposition D very clearly does not allow for delivery: "There is no lawful delivery service under Prop D. It is not a permitted way for doing business.'' He added: "the combination of cash and a controlled substance at a given site is a potentially
volatile combination."

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Nestdrop already delivers alcohol, but it announced its expansion plans into weed earlier this fall and started mid-November.