9th Circ. Rejects Abstention In Calif. Pot Permit Law Challenge

By Henrik Nilsson (March 4, 2024, 10:03 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit panel on Monday reversed and remanded a district court's decision to abstain from a challenge to Sacramento's social equity cannabis licensure program, saying even if a state court clarified the program's unambiguous residency requirements, it wouldn't change the outcome of the plaintiff's federal commerce clause claim....

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