In a move that is expected to have far-reaching implications, on Wednesday a state appellate court upheld Riverside’s citywide ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.
The Fourth District Court ruled that nothing in the 1996 Compassionate Use Act or the Medical Marijuana Program Act pre-empts cities from banning the facilities.
In Riverside County, only the city of Palm Springs allows medical marijuana dispensaries to operate.
In Wildomar, the marijuana ban has been challenged in court.
However, that was announced Oct. 7 forced the closure of Wildomar Patients Compassionate Group.
The federal crackdown is being challenged. to read about it.