Judge Blocks Marijuana Farmers Market in Los Angeles

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    A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

    A preliminary injunction was issued Friday against operation of the outdoor medical pot market in the Boyle Heights area. It prevents the market from being held pending a trial at a later date.

    The California Heritage Market was held over several weekends earlier this year and attracted big crowds.

    But City Attorney Mike Feuer claims the market violates Proposition D, a voter-approved measure that limited the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

    The judge also ruled that the market's sponsor, West Coast Collective, violated the measure and ordered it to shut down.

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    About 30 medical marijuana growers gathered in Boyle Heights at the first farmers market of its kind in Los Angeles Friday. Huge lines stretched outside the market, and as of Friday afternoon authorities said no problems had been reported. Mekahlo Medina reports live from Boyle Heights on the NBC4 News at Noon on Friday, July 4, 2014.

    A call to the collective's attorney, David Welch, wasn't immediately returned.

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