Will Dana Point Pot Shop Ban Go Up in Smoke?

State Supreme Court begins hearing case to decide whether cities and counties can outlaw medical marijuana outlets.

Will Dana Point's crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries go up in smoke?

On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court begins hearing arguments in a case that will decide if such bans are legal.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, about 200 towns and counties have enacted pot-shop restrictions and some legal analysts expect the court to uphold the measures.

In Orange County, Lake Forest has waged an expensive battle against pot dispensaries using zoning laws and federal agents. Dana Point and Costa Mesa have also cracked down.

Lower courts have issued contradictory rulings on these enforcement efforts, setting the stage for the Supreme Court showdown in the case of City of Riverside vs. Inland Empire Patients Health & Wellness Center.

To watch live video of Tuesday's hearing, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., click here.


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