Friday, September 18, 2009
Fresno Judge to Decide on Medical Marijuana
Judge to Review Medical Marijuana in Fresno
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A Fresno County Superior Court Judge is expected to decide on Thursday
whether medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Fresno will be
The decision comes after the city filed a lawsuit against nine
dispensaries, saying they don't meet a city ordinance that says they
have to comply with federal and state law.
Before there were medical marijuana dispensaries in Fresno, people would
travel to San Francisco or Los Angeles or even buy it illegally on the
street. That's how it will be again if the city gets its way and a
judge issues a restraining order, closing the nine shops in Fresno.
Doug Sloan, Assistant City Attorney, said, "The city council passed
an ordinance that requires that all medical marijuana facilities comply
with both state and federal law."
The ordinance is impossible for now, since the federal government
classifies marijuana as illegal and the state says it's not, if for
The case will be heard at 3:30 PM Thursday afternoon inside the Civil
Courthouse in downtown Fresno.
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