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CA Supreme Court allows Cities, Counties to Ban Marijuana Dispensaries

  The supreme court of the state of California has ruled that the state’s cities and counties rightfully have the power to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within their respective territories. The state’s highest court made this ruling in a unanimous fashion less than two decades after California first adopted the bill permitting medical marijuana. The court said neither that bill, Proposition 215, nor any “companion measure” prevents local governments from passing their own legislation to outlaw storefront dispensaries. Justice Martin Baxter explained why the court made its ruling, saying, “While some counties and cities might consider themselves well-suited to accommodating medical marijuana dispensaries, conditions in other communities might lead to the reasonable decision that such facilities within their borders, even if carefully sited, well managed, and closely monitored, would present unacceptable local … Read entire article »

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California Marijuana Laws and Prop 19

Federal law says they will continue to make arrests of individuals and organizations using cannabis even if Prop 19 is passed. Both Eric Holder, the attorney general of California and the Justice department claim that the Federal Government will enforce its laws even against California’s will, no matter which way people vote. The Justice Department remains very opposed to people possessing, distributing and cultivating cannabis, as well as California’s prop 19. It is said by the department that the federal Controlled substances Act will be strictly enforced regardless of what prop 19 overturns. In 1996, California was independent in making themselves the only state that people could use cannabis under medical supervision and for medicinal purposes only. Since 1996, thirteen other states as well as the District of Columbia also cosigned … Read entire article »

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