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California Supreme Court won't review Long Beach pot case

Posted: August 23, 2012 1:30 p.m.
Updated: August 23, 2012 1:30 p.m.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court will not review a case involving the city of Long Beach and how it regulates medical marijuana dispensaries.

The court said Wednesday the case shouldn't be reviewed because the legal validity of Long Beach's ban on pot clinics hadn't been considered prior to coming before the court.

In October a state appeals court struck down a city law regulating dispensaries, ruling the ordinance conflicts with federal law banning pot use.

The City Council then voted to ban the collectives with a six-month exemption for those that were in good standing with the city. That window closed Aug. 12.

City officials say the ban will remain in place.

The state Supreme Court will review how cities and counties regulate dispensaries. No hearing date has been set.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.




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