Dennis Romero is a former staff writer at the LA Weekly, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, the Guardian and other national publications. He is based in Los Angeles.
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LA dispensary crime reports doubled since 2010, fueled by unlicensed storesDennis Romero - Published on October 24, 2019Read more
Legalization seems to have calmed the crime problem—but only at licensed stores.
Santa Ana’s ‘Merit-Based’ Cannabis Licensing Scheme Draws FireDennis Romero - Published on March 20, 2018Read more
The city’s second, merit-based licensing round was supposed to improve on the first, which worked like a lottery. But so far it’s run into heavy criticism.
In LA, Legal Cannabis Stores Call for Crackdown on Illegal Pop-UpsDennis Romero - Published on February 12, 2018Read more
Unlicensed operators are killing LA’s licensed stores. It’s time for enforcement, say some, and there may be action from City Hall tomorrow.