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Judge closes 9 marijuana dispensaries in S.D.

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A San Diego judge signed orders closing nine marijuana dispensaries, the San Diego city attorney's office announced Wednesday.

Four of the cases were continued to Oct. 13 and Oct. 17 for various reasons.

“We are pleased that Judge Prager has enforced the law today and ordered these nine illegal marijuana dispensaries be shut down,” City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said. “We have shut down about 40 illegal marijuana dispensaries in the past 12 months. But we have a lot more work to do.”

The city attorney’s office plans to file another group of complaints Thursday seeking injunctions against additional marijuana dispensaries that are in violation of federal and local laws.

Goldsmith said the city attorney’s office received strong backing Wednesday from U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy.

Her office has sent letters to the original 12 dispensaries that the city sued last week, notifying them they are in violation of federal law and demanding that they shut down.

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