Updated: Feb 12

Los Angeles--City Attorney Mike Feuer is seeking that the court enjoin the further operation of a so-called “farmers market” for medical marijuana in Boyle Heights.

"We're fighting to stop this end-run around the will of the voters who enacted Proposition D," said Feuer. "We allege these events also violate City land use law and are causing a public nuisance. We will do everything we can to put a halt to them."

Feuer is seeking a temporary restraining order against defendants Progressive Horizon (dba West Coast Collective), James Chingming Chen, Paizley Gabrielle Lee and Tom Sang Lee to prevent the further operation of the medical marijuana "farmers market" which began operating the weekend of July 4.

The City Attorney's lawsuit alleges that the operation:

  • fails to comply with the requirements of Prop D;

  • constitutes an unauthorized, unpermitted use of the property in that it has not obtained the requisite zoning approvals; and

  • creates a public nuisance due to the traffic, crowd congestion and other impacts on the community which result in safety issues and interferes with the access to use of public property in surrounding areas.

Moreover, the lawsuit alleges this misconduct violates California’s unfair competition law and detracts from the quality of life of the community and unjustly enriches the defendants.

The City Attorney's request for a preliminary injunction will be heard Tuesday, July 15, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 82, 85 or 86 of the Los Angeles Superior Court at 111 North Hill Street.