Marijuana Case Could Fire Up More Calif. Regulation Fights

Law360, San Diego (January 30, 2013, 8:31 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday over whether Riverside and nearly 200 other municipalities are preempted from barring medical marijuana dispensaries, and a decision striking down the bans will likely ignite another round of legal battles between pot advocates and local governments over how far municipalities can go in regulating the dispensaries, experts said.

The state's high court is set to consider whether federal and California law blocks cities and counties from exercising their land use zoning authority to ban pot shops after...
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