Calif. Cities Can Snuff Out Pot Clubs, State High Court Rules

Law360, San Francisco (May 6, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT) -- In a hotly anticipated and politically charged decision Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled that Golden State cities may ban medical marijuana dispensaries, finding that the city of Riverside had the right to enact such a ban despite two California laws legalizing the use of medical marijuana within the state.

In a published 7-0 ruling, the state high court upheld a California Court of Appeals ruling finding that a Riverside ordinance banning pot clubs isn't at odds with — or preempted by — the 1996 Compassionate...
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