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Prosecutors have filed a lawsuit seeking to shut down a marijuana delivery and distribution business that has operated in Los Angeles since at least July 2014, the city attorney’s office announced Friday.

A screenshot shows the homepage of Speed Weed's website. The company offers delivery of medical marijuana in Los Angeles. (Credit: SpeedWeed.com)
A screenshot shows the homepage of Speed Weed’s website. The company offers delivery of medical marijuana in Los Angeles. (Credit: SpeedWeed.com)

Cosmic Mind, a corporation operating under the name Speed Weed, has attempted to evade the restrictions of Proposition D, according to a statement from the office of City Attorney Mike Feuer.

“Marijuana delivery services circumvent the will of the voters who passed Proposition D,” Feuer said in the news release. “My office will continue to ensure that only qualified patients, and primary caregivers, can transport medical marijuana.”

Speed Weed did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Proposition D, approved with 62 percent of the vote in May 2013, limits the number of medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles to no more than 135. The regulation granted immunity to such businesses that have operated since September 2007 and were previously registered with the city, while stipulating that they must “continue to meet other requirements and operational standards.”

According to the city attorney’s office, Speed Weed has allegedly operated a “sophisticated and wide-ranging marijuana distribution and delivery service” in the past year and a half. Customers order marijuana online or by phone and have it delivered in about an hour from one of at least seven delivery centers in the greater Los Angeles area, prosecutors said.

Speedweed.com touts its service as “medical marijuana delivered quickly, safely, legally” — “just like pizza.”

Among the pot products offered are strains labeled Presidential OG and Diablo OG, and an edible Kiva Espresso Dark Chocolate CBD Bar.

Proposition D does not provide immunity for a business comprised of a vehicle that is “transporting, delivering or distributing” medical marijuana, according to the city attorney’s statement.

The lawsuit filed by the Feuer’s office seeks an injunction prohibiting the further operation of Speed Weed, including the “cessation of any delivery of marijuana by the company and individual defendants anywhere in the city.” Corporate officers Andrew Gentile and Jennifer Costa, and an “individual” named Eugene Gentile, are named in the lawsuit, prosecutors said.

Civil penalties of up to $5,000 for each day of violation are also being sought.