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Security Guard Shot Dead Outside Marijuana Clinic

By Matthew Harwood

A security guard was shot and murdered yesterday outside a medical marijuana clinic in Los Angeles, reports The Los Angeles Times.

Officer Jason Lee with the Los Angeles Police Department said several men, all about 25 to 30 years old, confronted the male security guard, in his 20s, at the La Brea Collective, 812 S. La Brea Ave., shortly after 3:30 p.m. and shot him several times. The guard, whose identity has been withheld pending notification of his family, died a short time later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Lee said.

A witness driving by the clinic saw three men at the door and heard six shots in total. The police have picked up several people of interest, but no arrests have been made.

In California, marijuana can be smoked legally with a doctor's note. For more information on medical marijuana in California and how it is transforming the industry, see this article from David Samuels published in The New Yorker.

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