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State Supreme Court Hearing On Pot Dispensaries Could Affect Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill is one of many cities whose dispensary ban on medical marijuana facilities will be affected by the ruling.

Whether cities such as Pleasant Hill can ban medical marijuana dispensaries will be the topic of a high-stakes court hearing.

On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether communities can prohibit these marijuana facilities in light of the 1996 voter-approved law legalizing pot for medicinal uses in California.

As detailed in a San Jose Mercury News story, the hearing stems from a Southern California case where a wellness center sued to overturn Riverside's ban on marijuana dispensaries.

Pleasant Hill is one of 21 East Bay cities that have some sort of prohibition in place.

The other Contra Costa County cities with bans are Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Danville, Hercules, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg and San Pablo.

The Alameda County cities with bans are Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Pleasanton and Union City.

Benicia in Solano County also has a prohibition on marijuana facilities.

Summer Hemphill February 05, 2013 at 02:12 PM
See my comments regarding this issue in the Newark Patch !

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