San Bernardino Cuts off Access to Medical Marijuana

San Bernardino voted unanimously today to outlaw medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county, the Daily Press reported.

Our San Bernardino medical marijuana defense attorneys urge patients, collectives and dispensaries impacted by this law to consult with an experienced law firm about your rights. Our firm is representing more than a dozen dispensaries and collectives in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.
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It is those dispensaries that stand and fight that are enjoying the court victories that will be critical to ensuring their right to continue operating in the future. Those that do not fight are typically being forced to close. Los Angeles County and San Diego are two other large municipalities that have recently decided to ignore state law and the rights of collectives, dispensaries and growers by passing laws that are needlessly restrictive.

The Board of Supervisors passed the legislation in the face of years of demands by advocates to recognize the rights of marijuana patients. The new legislation replaces a 21-month moratorium that prohibited the establishment of dispensaries while county planners “researched” the issue.

The law also limited the rights of individuals, by permitting them to only grow medical marijuana indoors — a provision that blatantly ignores a patient’s rights under state law. County board of supervisor green-lighted the measure unanimously and without discussion after listening to two yours of public comment. Since Sunshine Laws prohibit them from debating issues amongst themselves in private, so they either ignored that law as well or else they ignored the comments from the public and set the county on course to incur millions in legal fees without bothering to discuss the issue at all.

Advocates for medical marijuana rights say the measure essentially cuts off the legal distribution of medical marijuana to the area.

The CANNABIS LAW GROUP is a law firm dedicated to the rights of medical marijuana patients, collectives and growers and has built a reputation for high-powered, aggressive legal representation of the medical marijuana industry in Southern California. Call 714-937-2050 for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.