Collectives, dispensaries and patients sue Long Beach over city’s marijuana ordinance
The fight over Long Beach’s marijuana law is heating up as collectives and patients have lined up to sue the city, according to the Contra Costa Times.
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In the last six weeks, five marijuana collectives and two disabled marijuana patients have sued the city over its medical marijuana law, which attempts to restrict the number and location of collectives.
The collectives are asking a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to declare the restrictive city ordinance unconstitutional and to bar it from shutting down collectives. Two of the collectives are also requesting the return of nearly $15,000 in non-refundable application fees required as part of the city’s permitting process.
A city attorney acknowledged that the court has rejected requests by collectives that they be permitted to continue to operate until the court cases are resolved, which the city believes is an optimistic sign that it will ultimately prevail.
However, we recently reported that a Los Angeles judge issued a restraining order preventing the City of Los Angeles from taking legal action against landlords that rent to collectives while litigation challenging the Los Angeles ordinance is ongoing.
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