Riverside County scraps plans for new medical marijuana ordinance

The Desert Sun reports that Riverside County supervisors voted unanimously to scrap plans for a new ordinance regulating medical marijuana.

Our Riverside medical marijuana defense lawyers believe more of these ordinances will be scraped in the wake of court rulings rejecting all or part of ordinances in Anaheim and the City of Los Angeles. It will be the medical marijuana dispensaries that are willing to stand up for their rights and the rights of patients that will survive.
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As we reported recently on our Marijuana Lawyer Blog, the City of Riverside has been particularly aggressive in attempting to close marijuana dispensaries, even suing banks, mortgage holders and landlords who are dealing with the dispensaries in professional business relationships. Like Los Angeles County, which is also engaged in enacting a moratorium to ban the dispensaries in the unincorporated areas of the county in response to the ban by the City of Los Angeles, so too was Riverside County looking to enact a new ban.

The Desert Sun reports Riverside supervisor voted to revert back to a 2006 ban and scrap plans for a new ban. The newspaper reports there are 47 pot storefronts in unincorporated areas of the county, including three in Thousand Palms.

The ban does not affect Palm Springs, the only city in Riverside County to permit dispensaries.

The CANNABIS LAW GROUP is representing more than a dozen dispensaries in lawsuits over local city and county ordinances in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Call 714-937-2050 for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.