Los Angeles judge shuts down smartphone app that facilitates medical marijuana home delivery

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A Los Angeles judge has ordered a stop to a smartphone application that facilitates the delivery of medical marijuana.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien issued the preliminary injunction Tuesday against Nestdrop. The app connects patients with marijuana dispensaries and also facilitates the home delivery of alcohol.

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Nick Valente, a senior account executive with Nestdrop, says the company is debating its next move and will continue to connect patients and dispensaries outside Los Angeles city limits.

City Attorney Mike Feuer sought the injunction because he says Nestdrop's business violates Proposition D. The measure approved by voters last year limits the number of Los Angeles dispensaries and bans marijuana delivery services.

Nestdrop's creators marketed the application as the nation's first app-based, on-demand medical marijuana delivery service.