Medical Marijuana Activists Cheer California Supreme Court Decision to Review Dispensary Bans

Americans for Safe Access and other medical marijuana groups in California are applauding the California Supreme Court’s decision to review Pack v. Long Beach, and two other appellate cases that have led to dispensary bans in many cities and counties.

The Supreme Court’s review could take up to a year, watchers say. In the meantime, more dispensaries are likely to open in San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond. San Francisco had suspended dispensary permitting since November due to Pack. The San Francisco City Attorney’s office wrote in December that, “If the Supreme Court grants review, this court of appeal decision will have no effect during the pendency of the Supreme Court’s review.”

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