Pages tagged "California Supreme Court"

Maral v. Live Oak – Local Politics Matter

| March 30, 2014 |

A local ban on all medical cannabis cultivation stands after the California Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on Wednesday in Maral v. Live Oak, an appellate decision permitting cities and counties to prevent patients from growing their own...

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CA Supreme Court ruling puts the ball in our court

| May 10, 2013 |

The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that medical cannabis dispensaries are legal under state law, but cities and counties can still ban them. The decision in City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center is disappointing,...

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San Diego prosecutor to try dispensary operator for third time

| March 22, 2013 |

Third time’s a charm? Not in the case of Navy veteran and former San Diego dispensary operator Jovan Jackson.San Diego Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Chris Lindberg decided this week to try Jackson for a third time in as many years....

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Medical Marijuana Patients Missing from California Supreme Court Oral Arguments

| February 06, 2013 |

In a highly-publicized and widely-watched medical marijuana case, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday on whether municipalities should be able to ban local medical marijuana distribution, an activity deemed legal under state law. For all of the controversy...

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California Supreme Court Deems Legality of Storefront Medical Marijuana Dispensaries “Final”

| January 18, 2013 |

"The matter is now final," according to the California Supreme Court.  On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court denied requests from the League of California Cities, the San Diego District Attorney's Office, the Sacramento District Attorney's Office, the Sonoma District Attorney's...

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California Supreme Court picks February 5th for oral arguments to decide whether municipalities can ban local distribution of medical marijuana

| January 11, 2013 |

The California Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments this week in a case that has received widespread attention inside and outside of the medical marijuana community. The appellate court ruling in City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness...

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Cutting through the legal quagmire, patients demand safe and legal access to medical marijuana

| July 11, 2012 |

          Last Friday, patient advocates Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed an amicus ‘friend of the court’ brief in City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patient’s Health and Wellness Center to convey the urgent need for safe and legal access to...

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CA Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Cannabis Collectives

| May 23, 2012 |

In a major victory for patients and medical cannabis cooperatives, today the California Supreme Court rejected calls from the California Attorney General and law enforcement to review the Appeals Court ruling in People v. Colvin (PDF). At issue in this...

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CA Supreme Court Grants Review to Pack and Riverside, Local Lawmakers Should Take Note

| January 18, 2012 |

The California Supreme Court has made a move that should improve safe access by granting review for two controversial medical marijuana cases decided by lower appellate courts in 2011. As a result of this move, both Pack v. City of...

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CA Supreme Court Denies Law Enforcement Request to Review Landmark Case

| December 06, 2010 |

After years of wrangling in the Court of Appeal, medical marijuana patients, on August 18, 2010, obtained a published decision affirming that federal law does not preempt California law regarding medical marijuana collectives.  Dissatisfied with this outcome, numerous law enforcement...

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