I noted this morning that the city of Los Angeles was trying to shut down a farmers market that allowed medical marijuana users to go directly from suppliers and bypass dispensaries entirely. It looks like they've temporarily succeeded. The Los Angeles Times reports:
The judge's ruling Tuesday grants a temporary restraining order filed by Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer, who sought to stop the California Heritage Market operations because he said it didn't comply with the city's law for marijuana dispensaries.
Voters passed Proposition D last year, which established legal parameters where marijuana dispensaries could do business.
The ruling, Feuer said, supports the "spirit and the letter of Proposition D."
"The bottom line is that we argued successfully that this so-called farmers market was an attempt to make an end-run around the will of the people when they voted to put Proposition D in place," Feuer said. "The court saw through this subterfuge."
Guess the will of the people who wanted to voluntarily do business (enough to make a line around the block) with the market doesn't apply. Ah … democracy.