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Marijuana Crime? Victim Shot in Face Outside Valley Medical Dispensary

Marijuana Crime? Victim Shot in Face Outside Valley Medical Dispensary

L.A. medical marijuana dispensary supporters say the stores are safe.

But they sure do seem to attract occasional violence. A RAND study last year was retracted after claiming that crime actually went down around dispensaries. Not so said the LAPD.

And not to blame the victims: The valuable drugs and cash-and-carry nature of the business seems to attract bad guys with guns. Sometimes.

In our latest edition of pot shop violence we have ...

... a victim who appears to have been shot in the face, at least according to KTLA News, after an attack outside a Tarzana dispensary last night.

Cops told the station the victim sustained a graze wound that was non-life-threatening.

City News Service reports that the attack happened at 7:45 p.m. outside the dispensary in the 19400 block of Ventura Boulevard.


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KTLA says it happened in a back alley.

Not where we'd want to be holding weed. Or cash.

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