Wednesday, February 6, 2013

California Supreme Court Appears Ready to Uphold Dispensary Bans

by David Downs
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM

The California Supreme Court appeared ready in oral arguments Tuesday to uphold a city's right to ban dispensaries.

About two hundred California cities and counties have banned lawful medical marijuana collectives from distributing the drug in storefronts for cash to patients, including the city of Riverside. Dozens of others like San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, and Hollywood tax and regulate clubs. In 2012 Riverside shut down Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center (IEPHWC), citing a local ordinance that labels dispensaries a nuisance.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Red Dog Green Collective in Vallejo Beats the Case

by David Downs
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Last week we reported on the consequences of the California Supreme Court upholding an Appeals Court ruling in County of San Diego vs. Jackson.

In another example of those consequences, a third Vallejo collective, Red Dog Green Collective, had all charges dismissed against it by the Solano County District Attorney's office Friday.

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