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The crackdown on LA's 883 medicinal marijuana dispensaries has begun, but the process is turning out to be far from smooth. The LA Times reports that only two hearings have been held so far (out of the first batch of 14 dispensaries targeted for closure), and that both have been marred by claims of unfair treatment in court by the dispensary owners. Nearly all of the first group of dispensaries remain open while the owners "weigh their legal options," but in the meantime, the city has scheduled 29 more hearings to take place today. "We were trying to factor in a significant number so that we can make some headway," Planning Committee Chairman and Councilman Ed Reyes told the paper. "I thought we were going too slow." [LA Times, Previously]