Judge rejects counties' medical marijuana suit
December 06, 2006
Times Staff and Wire Reports, Los Angeles Times
A judge Wednesday upheld California's law permitting use of medical marijuana, rejecting a lawsuit by three counties challenging the decade-old statute.
The counties argued that local governments shouldn't have to uphold a state law weaker than the federal blanket ban on marijuana.
San Diego County sued California and its health services director in February. San Bernardino and Merced counties joined the suit.