Cities Can't Ban Pot Shops, Appeals Court Rules - Newport Beach-Corona Del Mar, CA Patch

07/03/2012 09:27 pm ET | Updated Sep 02, 2012

Orange County cities fighting to keep out medical marijuana dispensaries may have a tougher time doing so after a Monday ruling affirming the legality of the shops under California law.

A three-justice panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that Los Angeles County's ban on medical marijuana is "preempted" by state law.


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