On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of City of Riverside vs. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center. At issue is whether California state law, in particular Proposition 215 and Senate Bill 420, preempt counties and cities from banning medical marijuana dispensaries within their jurisdictions.
David Downs has an excellent play-by-play here, although the editorializing in the post comes with the caveat of being one man’s opinion. Downs may be uncommonly knowledgeable about cannabis politics in California, but only the judges themselves know how they plan to vote.
Worth a read.