Nearly all illegal marijuana dispensaries shut down in East County, officials say

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Excerpt from The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Supervisor Joel Anderson, whose district includes unincorporated communities in East County, pushed for a stronger crackdown on illegal marijuana shops last year. In August, the Board of Supervisors approved a proposal he put forward to speed up a process that allowed the county to take control of properties whose owners had illegally and repeatedly sold marijuana.

“It’s not about shutting down one, it’s about shutting down a whole bunch,” Anderson said.