L.A. Marijuana Farmers Market Fights for Survival, Calls for Statewide Regulation

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014

Following the success and international media attention surrounding the Marijuana Heritage Farmer’s Market over the July 4th weekend, an L.A. County Superior Court judge recently agreed to temporarily shut down the event and grant a restraining order against the event organizers. The organizers desire to work with the city to reach a solution to allow the farmers market to reopen in compliance with City law. They point out the lack of clear regulation of California’s $1.3 billion dollar medical marijuana industry as the underlying problem.

“While we understand and respect the city’s concerns, the Marijuana Farmer’s Market is only accessible to qualified patients who are using cannabis to treat medical conditions including epilepsy, cancer, HIV, phantom limb pain and PTSD for disabled veterans. The market is no different from a dispensary in that it serves as a collective where patients can safely access the products,” said the organizers’ attorney David Welch.

The organizers of the event have invited internationally recognized experts on marijuana regulation to join them for a press conference on Tuesday August 5th at 1500 Esperanza St., Los Angeles, CA 90023 to discuss the pending court case, future plans for the Heritage Farmer’s Market, and the need for statewide regulation. The organizers believe they can work with the city attorney’s office to reach a mutual resolution in accordance with the law.

Where: California Heritage Market, 1500 Esperanza St., Los Angeles, CA 90023

When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Who: California Heritage Market Organizers, Legal Representatives, Patients and Activists

Contact: Cheryl Shuman, CherylCherylShuman.com – Phone: 310.779.4797