California Supreme Court Takes Temecula Dispensary Case

The California Supreme Court has taken another Inland medical marijuana case on appeal, this one involving a dispensary in Temecula.

But in accepting City of Temecula v. Cooperative Patients Services Inc., the court ordered briefing deferred pending its decision in City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patient’s Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

The City of Riverside matter is the lead case in the appeals the Supreme Court has gathered to consider whether local governments can order outright bans of medical marijuana clinics in their jurisdictions.

The case is fully briefed and attorneys are awaiting an oral argument date from the Supreme Court.

In the Temecula case, the Riverside-based Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two, followed its pattern of denying an appeal from the clinic and upholding the city’s preliminary injunction against its operation.

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