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Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Friday announced his office filed a civil complaint against a Chatsworth cannabis dispensary for allegedly operating illegally, and it was the site of where an 18-year-old customer was fatally shot.
“At every turn, this case underscores the detrimental and even deadly effects allegedly illegal cannabis businesses can pose,” Feuer said. “Our crackdown continues even in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. This case should serve as a warning to those operating illegally, you may be next.
“And it should be a warning for customers of unlicensed cannabis businesses as well, stay away,” Feuer said. “The risks from a product that isn’t tested for safety to a business operation that may be dangerous are just too great.”
According to the City Attorney’s Office, in 2017, Clifford and Maureen Mickool were criminally charged for allegedly renting their Chatsworth property at Mickool Plaza at 9866 De Soto Ave. to an illegal medical cannabis business called Cush Club.
In 2019, they again leased the property to an illegal cannabis business called Super Bloom, managed by American Chronic Medicinals Inc., a California corporation led by CEO Anne Frank, according to Feuer.
Last November, the Los Angeles Police Department notified both Super Bloom and Clifford Mickool that the unlicensed commercial cannabis activity was illegal and must stop. But Super Bloom allegedly continued to operate and the Mickools allegedly continued to allow the businesses to operate.
Two months later, 18-year old Joseph Waary of Chatsworth went to Super Bloom to buy cannabis. At the check-in window in the shop were two 19-year-old employees, alleged gang members who were possibly acting as