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LAPD Visits Venice Boardwalk Marijuana Dispensary on 4/20

The Medical Kush Doctor marijuana dispensary is raided on 4/20 (photo via Venice 311.
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No better day for a tour of beachfront dispensaries than April 20th, or 4/20, the date/time a bunch of stoners once decided to use as code for smoking the pot. But to walk into a marijuana dispensary, one must have a medical marijuana ID card administered by a county health official (thanks to, yep -- CA Senate Bill 420). But for at least one store on the Venice boardwalk, the day began with an uninvited visit by card-carriers of the authoritative kind -- the ones dressed in blue.

Authorities raided the Medical Kush Doctor on Venice's Ocean Front Walk Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The dispensary, at 1811 Ocean Front Walk, is apparently also known as Medical Kush Beach Club.

The LAPD served a warrant to a weed shop in the 1300 block of Ocean Front Walk, an officer told LA Weekly. At this point the Kush Doctor has been the only dispensary targeted, although the Venice 311 twitter feed is keeping a watchful eye on the area.

But hey man, it's 4/20, perhaps the police just stopped by to check out the set of the Kushinator's popular web video series Or maybe not.