The Los Angeles Daily News reported yesterday that a medical marijuana dispensary in a Long Beach, California strip mall sustained roughly $50,000 in damage from a fire. Local firefighters said the cause had not yet been determined.
According to firefighter Matt Dobberpuhl, the first fire unit arrived at The Green Room, an MMJ dispensary in the 1700 block of 7th street, and could see flames, at around one in the morning, but that the fire was out within twenty minutes.
Dobberpuhl said that damage was confined to just that storefront, and that there was no actual marijuana in the dispensary at the time. There were also no injuries, and the people who live in the apartments above the retail space were unaffected.
It was one of the residents who noticed the fire, and called 911.