Local officials address court’s medical pot ruling
[trib_ndn vid=24802560]SAN DIEGO – The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities have the authority to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said he hopes San Diego won’t travel that road.
In a 7-0 ruling in a case that involved the City of Riverside, the high court found that the Compassionate Use Act passed by voters in 1995 gave users a limited protection against arrest, but did not bar cities from regulating dispensaries.
“I don’t like it, but that’s the ruling,” Filner said. “I would hope that our city would move to regulated access.”
For the first time in a long time, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith agreed.
“If someone who is seriously ill and in pain and wants to use it, I’m not going to say no or put you in jail for doing that,” said Goldsmith.
But Goldsmith added the court’s decision to uphold a city’s right to…
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