Door-to-door dope denied: Judge curbs LA medical marijuana delivery app
Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien passed a ruling on Tuesday against Nestdrop, the maker of the first US-based smartphone application for ordering medical marijuana, to stop deliveries of the drug in Los Angeles.
City Attorney Mike Feuer this month filed a lawsuit against the
company, saying its app violates restrictions on the sale of
medical marijuana in the city limits. According to Feuer,
Nestdrop was operating in violation of Proposition D, a measure
passed last year that restricts the number of medical marijuana
dispensaries while prohibiting delivery services.
“This app is a flagrant attempt to circumvent the will of the voters who passed Prop D,” Feuer said in the statement.
Nestdrop, which also facilitates the home delivery of alcohol, said in a statement the court ruling does nothing to stop other companies from providing medical marijuana deliveries.
“Today’s ruling does not stop the delivery of medical
marijuana in Los Angeles by the dozens of delivery services in
the city,” Nestdrop co-founder Michael Pycher said in a
statement, as quoted by Bloomberg. “It only restricts
Nestdrop from communicating information between a patient and a
The company, which said it doesn’t grow or deliver marijuana but uses “qualified partners” for those services, said it’s evaluating options in Los Angeles and will continue its service in other locales outside the city, according to Bloomberg.