Calif. High Court’s Pot Ruling May Stoke Statehouse Fight

Law360, San Diego (May 6, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court’s Monday ruling that state-level statutes legalizing the use of medical marijuana don’t prevent municipalities from banning its sale could spark a legislative push to overturn such local restrictions, experts say, reigniting a fight between advocates seeking marijuana legalization and local groups that say marijuana dispensaries don't belong in their backyard.

In a 7-0 decision, the state high court affirmed a California appeals court’s finding that Riverside, Calif.’s zoning ordinance declaring medical pot clubs to be a prohibited use and a public nuisance...
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