Lassen County became the latest California county to ban medical marijuana dispensaries when council voted 4-1, according to the Lassen County Times.
Council did not vote on a proposal that would have attempted to regulate dispensaries in much the way Los Angeles’ controversial ordinance does. Our Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary attorneys are now representing more than a dozen collectives and dispensaries against local ordinances. We believe the ones that survive will be the ones willing to fight for their rights under state law. As far away as Lassen County, local politicians are watching the outcome. And from one end of the state to the other, a willingness to fight will be the best defense.
Lassen County’s basic response to patients who will not be able to obtain medical marijuana legal under state law: Grow your own. The only county supervisor to vote no said he did so because neither county staff, nor its elected officials, even bothered to meet with marijuana businesses or patients before unilaterally deciding what’s best for the local population.
We have a word for that: Scary.
“It’s one thing to vote no intelligently, and it’s one thing to vote no because I don’t want to listen to what the facts are,” Supervisor Jim Chapman was quoted as saying in the Times.
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.