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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:25 AM

San Diego mayor orders end to city war on marijuana dispensaries

Source: Reuters

San Diego mayor orders end to city war on marijuana dispensaries

By Marty Graham
SAN DIEGO | Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:34pm EST

(Reuters) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner declared an end on Thursday to the city's legal war on medical pot with a letter to city authorities ordering civil prosecutors to "stop the crackdown on marijuana dispensaries."

Filner, a Democrat who was sworn in December 1, said in the letter sent to the police chief, city attorney and the city's Neighborhood Code Compliance Department that such shops could still be scrutinized for other code violations like any other business.

"Until we have a new set of regulations for medical marijuana distribution, I have asked the Neighborhood Code Compliance Department and the Police Department to temporarily halt all prosecutions of city zoning code violations when it comes to medical marijuana dispensaries," Filner said in a statement.

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The announcement signals a sea change in dispensary prosecutions in California's second largest city, with a population of 1.3 million. In 2011, the city attorney launched code enforcement action lawsuits against more than 100 medical marijuana dispensaries and shut most of them down.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/us-usa-california-marijuana-idUSBRE90A03W20130111

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:25 AM

1. yaHOO!!"The stunning court victory occurred Monday when Harborside Health Center won the right to.."

In possibly the first verdict of its kind, a federal judge has allowed the world's largest medical pot club to keep selling the federally illegal drug. The stunning court victory occurred Monday when Harborside Health Center won the right to remain open while it fights federal forfeiture proceedings in the coming months. US Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James ruled in favor of the club, denying two motions for preliminary injunctions from Harborside's landlords that would have forced an end to medical cannabis sales at the dispensary's Oakland and San Jose locations.

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/harborside-wins-again-in-court/Content?oid=3431591

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:08 PM

2. i don't know of any brick and mortar dispensaries that remain open..

it's all pretty much delivery down here now AFAIK. good move by Filner, nonetheless. I hope he gets up in the Jan Goldsmith's fugly grill and spells it out for that asshole.

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