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Jun 7, 2010 2:26 PM by Greg Boyce

Hundreds of marijuana outlets in Los Angeles told to close in California

Authorities say they won't take any action against medical marijuana collectives in Los Angeles until they tally how many of the shops have defied a new ordinance requiring hundreds to close.

Monday is the deadline set by the city attorney's office for more than 430 pot collectives to close or face possible fines or criminal charges. Authorities say they will spend about two weeks finding out which clinics aren't in compliance.  \The new ordinance will slash the number of dispensaries to somewhere between 70 and 130.
Shops that registered before a 2007 moratorium can stay open if they meet new guidelines that include being 1,000 feet from schools, parks and other public gathering sites.

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