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California cities to ban medical marijuana dispensaries

May 6, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Although California voters had previously approved the use of medical marijuna obtained through "dispensaries," in the statewide referendum, Proposition 215, a new ruling adds regulations to that. Earlier today, the California Supreme Court made the decision that cities may ban medical marijuana dispensaries through zoning.

The decision comes after the city of Riverside received approval to ban the dispensaries within its city limits. According to the Los Angeles Times, about 200 other communities in California also have zoning laws that exclude cannabis dispensaries.