L.A. judge stubs out marijuana app

December 24, 2014, 3:28 PM UTC
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A Los Angeles-based smartphone application aimed at becoming the city’s first mobile medical marijuana logistics service was ordered to stop business by a county judge on Tuesday.

Judge Robert O’Brien, of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, said Nestdrop, a mobile app hoping to connect the city’s medical marijuana patients with dispensaries, was in violation of a voter-approved law called Proposition D that explicitly bans medical marijuana delivery, according to the Associated Press.

Nestdrop claimed that they were not in violation of the law because they only connect distributors with patients and do not handle the marijuana themselves, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Nick Valente, a senior account executive for Nestdrop, said in an email, “We are evaluating our options for the future in regards to Los Angeles and hope the city will change its misguided attempt at restricting medicine for patients.”

The case is a culmination of nearly a year of litigation after L.A. Attorney Mike Feuer filed an official complaint about the company’s supposed violation of Proposition D.

Nestdrop launched in early 2014 and maintains that it will continue operating outside of Los Angeles and keep its alcohol logistics service within the city.