Cal Supreme Court Considers Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

February 04, 2013

, KSRO Radio

The California State Supreme Court today hears arguments on whether cities can ban medical marijuana shops. Proposition 215 passed by voters in 1996 gave patients the right to use medical marijuana, but many cities and counties have effectively outlawed pot dispensaries by adopting very restrictive zoning regulations for them. The group "Americans For Safe Access" says more than 175 cities and at least 20 California counties have essentially banned retail marijuana shops, thus rendering Prop 215 meaningless. false

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