ADSI: Riverside Judge Finds County Dispensary Ban Violates State Law
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 3 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today a Riverside County Superior Court judge refused to issue an order to close all medical marijuana dispensaries. Judge Ronald Taylor found that the Riverside County ban on all medical marijuana dispensaries contravenes and is pre-empted by California State law. During the hearing, James De Aguilera the attorney representing one of the collectives referred to a recent state appellate decision prohibiting city and county bans of dispensaries and collectives. Commenting on the court’s decision attorney Matthew Pappas said, “The judge’s decision squarely follows state law. The court properly analyzed the compassionate use act voted in by the citizens of California for the benefit of California patients.” Attorney David Welch noted that patients in Riverside County have won an important victory here today. In the case, County of Riverside v. Hazy Colitas, et al. the attorneys were James De Aguilera, Matthew Pappas, Graham Berry, David Welch, Jay David Nick, Joseph Rhea and Christopher Hammett. Jeff Dunn of Best, Best and Krieger and the Riverside County Council was there representing the county of Riverside.
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