Lakers' Parade Route Offers High Times: Marijuana Lollipops For Sale
A truck from a mobile pot dispensary sold marijuana lollipops along the parade route, the Los Angeles Times reported. The orange and blue lollipops were sold in several varieties, including OG Kush and Grand Daddy Perp.
There's a catch: You have to have a valid prescription. Of course, getting one in California isn't too difficult as long as you have the cash.
The owner of the truck, Bilal Muhammad, told the Times that his dispensary in West Hollywood was shut down, so he decided to go mobile. The link for the site listed on the side of the truck, weedworldcandies.com, appears not to be functioning as of Monday.
"It's been working out very well," Muhammad said of business before driving away as police became visible in the distance.
But Muhammad wasn't the only way to get access to medical marijuana. There are more than a dozen pot dispensaries within a mile of the parade route.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told FanHouse's A.J. Perez that Muhammad had not been arrested, but that doesn't mean what he was complying with the law approved by the state's voters in 1996.
"This is illegal. Period," L.A. City Attorney's office spokesman John Franklin said. "Marijuana shops are set up as a cooperative and they can only recoup the money (spent cultivating marijuana). Other than that, sale of marijuana is illegal. Somebody can't go around in a (truck)."
Thousands officers from Los Angeles Police Department. L.A. County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol took to the two-mile route on Monday in an attempt to thwart the vandalism that plagued the aftermath of Thursday's Game 7 victory over the Boston Celtics.
"We prepare for every eventuality," LAPD Capt. Phil Fontanetta told the Times.
People began to mark out their spots Sunday night in preparation of the parade that began at the Staples Center and concludes at at C. Organizers expect as many as two million people to line the route.