If Lil' Fizz is gonna have a ganja operation, might as well make it available for everyone with a prescription, right? Unfortunately, now it's gonna cost him—big time.
The former B2K member is on the receiving end of a lawsuit being brought by the State of California seeking to shut down a weed dispensary he co-owns after determining it's operating unlawfully.
Wake and bake it's not.
According to the City Attorney, Fizz (real name Dreux Pierre Frédéric) opened his medical marijuana enterprise, dubbed aptly enough Little Amsterdam, on July 1, 2010, in West Hollywood, where such businesses are considered a nuisance and banned.
As a result, per the complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by E! News, the operation of the dispensary is a violation of the Los Angeles Municipal Code Section, which prohibits the use of land unless it is authorized by the city's zoning code. It's also a violation of the health and safety code.
Prosecutors are not only seeking to shutter the shop, but also want the rapper to pay a $2,500 fine for every day the dispensary's doors have been open.
That adds up to a whopping 477 days—or a massive $1,192,500 penalty. And that's not including another $750,000 the state's demanding to cover law enforcement costs and legal bills.
A rep for Little Amsterdam was unavailable for comment, as the shop doesn't open until noon.
Its customers need their beauty sleep, right?
—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum