Medical Marijuana: Murrieta’s Dispensary Ban To Be Extended
In October 2011, Murrieta dropped a year-long moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.
In October 2011, Murrieta dropped a year-long moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. Math reveals that means the ban will expire next month, so the city would like to extend it.
“But wait,” you say, since you are an astute observer of city codes and such. “Doesn’t Murrieta already have a permanent ban on dispensaries? Isn’t permanent, like, greater than than temporary?”
You’re right, Murrieta has never allowed medical marijuana dispensaries. Murrieta has already had a couple of dispensaries challenge its ban. Both are now closed.
But, there is right now a lot of uncertainty about whether California cities are legally allowed to ban storefront marijuana collectives. A lot of dispensary operators are challenging those bans in a lot of cities, and a lot of judges are now making a lot of rulings that frankly won’t mean much until the case is heard by the California Supreme Court.