Will the California Supreme Court Allow Cities to Ban Marijuana Dispensaries?


Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times previews a major decision expected today from the California Supreme Court:

The California Supreme Court  will decide the fate of about 200 city bans on medical marijuana dispensaries Monday, resolving years of conflicting holdings by lower courts.

During a hearing in February, several justices indicated they favored upholding city bans. The justices' comments suggested the court would rule that local governments have wide policing powers that state medical marijuana laws have not usurped.

If the court rules in favor of the bans, many more communities are expected to zone dispensaries out of existence.

Read the rest here. Click below for Reason TV's report on the Los Angeles City Council's attempt to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.