Business & Economy

LA City Attorney shuts down Speed Weed marijuana service

File photo: An employee holds one of several strains of medical marijuana sold at a dispensary in downtown Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, Feb. 29, 2016.
File photo: An employee holds one of several strains of medical marijuana sold at a dispensary in downtown Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, Feb. 29, 2016.
Maya Sugarman/KPCC

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has gotten an injunction to shut down Speed Weed, a popular marijuana delivery service that claims it serves more than 25,000 members, according to City Attorney Mike Feuer.

Feuer told KPCC that Speed Weed violates an element in Proposition D, which he says actually precludes the delivery of medical marijuana. This injunction comes shortly after an injunction against Nestdrop, a medical marijuana delivery app. Both of these are seen as attempts to work around the "rules" that Proposition D has established, Feuer said.

"The voters were very clear when they enacted Proposition D. There are a lot of rules in place to how medical marijuana businesses can operate in the city of Los Angeles," he said. "Speed Weed was flouting that rule, we got that injunction to cease their service and it's no longer an issue in the city."

Nearly 800 illegally operating medical marijuana businesses have been shut down in less than three years, according to the City Attorney's Office.

Feuer said the focus is turning from standalone, brick-and-mortar medical marijuana businesses to attempt to circumvent Proposition D, such as a medical marijuana farmers market in Boyle Heights.