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City Attorney's office obtains order to close marijuana dispensary

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The City Attorney’s Office obtained a court order Thursday to close the Green Circle Cooperative marijuana dispensary in Mission Valley.

The dispensary, which the city says was operating in violation of San Diego’s zoning regulations, had opened on Hotel Circle South last month.

Green Circle Cooperative was ordered to close its doors within 24 hours.

The company had opened the dispensary in October shortly after the City Attorney’s Office shut down a Bankers Hill dispensary where the same individuals operated under the name Crown Patients Group.

“Dispensary operators will pay a high price when they ignore city zoning laws and then defy a judge who tells them not to reopen without proper permits,” City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said in a statement.

Next week, the city plans to seek enforcement orders against illegal dispensaries operating in North Park and Grantville.

Since 2011, more than 200 unpermitted marijuana dispensaries have been shut down through enforcement action by the City Attorney’s Code Enforcement Unit.

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Stan Wilson 7:41pm November 13, 2014

so what is the ordinance for dispensaries?