Three medicinal marijuana dispensaries in Newport Beach have decided to close, rather than face a civil order from the city, officials said Thursday.
The West Coast Cure, 2814 Newport Blvd., Nature's Alternative Solutions, No. 117, 3400 Irvine Ave., and The Healing Tree, 4120 Birch St., shuttered last month after the Newport Beach City Council authorized nuisance-abatement proceedings in late May.
Two of the dispensaries were in Santa Ana Heights, while the third was on the Balboa Peninsula.
The stores received notices of zoning violations stating the city would file what is called a civil nuisance abatement action with the Orange County Superior Court if they didn't close, said city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan.