Friday, August 28, 2009
Fresno Medical Marijuana Victory
Medical Marijuana Victory in Fresno
Thursday, August 27, 2009 | 8:25 PM
By Andres Araiza
Watch video story (1:25) - http://abclocal. go.com/kfsn/ video?id= 6986971
Fresno, CA (KFSN) -- A judge did not issue an emergency restraining
order against a medical marijuana dispensary.
Medmar is the first medical marijuana dispensary in Fresno. It is also
the first to be sued by city attorneys. On Thursday, a judge said the
dispensary did not appear to pose an immediate threat to public safety.
William Logan represents the dispensary's owner. Logan said, "He is not
violation of any law, ordinance or regulation. He is completely in
compliance with state law, and he is not doing anything wrong."
The City of Fresno is trying to shut down Medmar partly because it is
not in compliance with federal law. Federal law bars the use of
marijuana under any circumstance. City Attorney Charlotte Konczal asked
a judge to issue an emergency restraining order. Konczal said, "We had
two undercover officers actually purchase marijuana in an illegal
manner, so we feel that is sufficient enough to show there's illegal at
this particular dispensary."
In the end, Judge Alan Simpson delayed making a decision saying he is
unclear how to move forward. That means Medmar can stay open until at
least next month when another hearing is scheduled.
http://abclocal. go.com/kfsn/ story?section= news/local& id=6986959