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LA seeks quick halt to ‘Speed Weed’ marijuana delivery

| Feb 19, 2016 | News

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has sued Speed Weed to stop the marijuana delivery service from operating within the city, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Friday.

The lawsuit alleges that Cosmic Mind, the company behind the delivery service does not have immunity from Proposition D, which banned all but about 100 marijuana businesses in the city.

Cosmic Mind corporate officers Andrew Gentile and Jennifer Costa, and an individual, Eugene Gentile, were also named in the lawsuit.

“Marijuana delivery services circumvent the will of the voters who passed Proposition D,” Feuer said. “My office will continue to ensure that only qualified patients, and primary caregivers, can transport medical marijuana.”

Representatives of Cosmic Mind were not immediately available for comment.

City attorneys allege that Speed Weed has taken phone and online marijuana orders since at least July 2014, making deliveries from seven delivery centers around the Los Angeles area.

The company cannot get around Proposition D by running their businesses out of vehicles, and any delivery centers in the city would be prohibited, city attorneys said.

The lawsuit seeks an injunction to stop the company and other defendants from delivering anywhere in the city, and halt the use of any facility in the city used for cultivating, processing, storing, distributing and delivering marijuana. Civil penalties of up to $5,000 a day also are being sought.

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