Medical Marijuana

San Diego Sues to Force Marijuana Dispensary to Close

As Filner goes, so goes his hands-off policy (pun unintended)

|

SAN DIEGO — The city attorney is suing to force a medical marijuana dispensary to close, a sign of a changed policy since the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner.

Soon after taking office, Filner had called for the city attorney to stop taking medical dispensaries to court to force their closure. The act was the beginning of a rift between Filner and City Atty. Jan Goldsmith.

Just days after Filner's Aug. 30 resignation, Acting Mayor Todd Gloria reversed Filner's hands-off policy toward marijuana dispensaries.

Gloria informed the city's chief operating officer and assistant chief operating officer that enforcement of zoning violations by pot shops could resume.