Judge Blows Smoke On LA Pot Shops' Equal Protection Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 20, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tentatively dismissed a group of medical marijuana dispensaries' suit alleging a Los Angeles ban on medical marijuana businesses violates their right to equal protection, saying the plaintiffs didn't show the ban is unconstitutional but granting them leave to amend.

The plaintiffs are a group of medical marijuana dispensaries who weren't grandfathered in as part of the city's voter-approved ban, known as Proposition D. The plaintiffs contend that the ban violates their right to equal protection because it arbitrarily and capriciously...
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Case Information

Case Title

In re City of Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Litigation

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Michael W. Fitzgerald

Date Filed

September 18, 2013

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