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Fullerton Rejects Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Feb 07, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Fullerton City Council rejected a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries making it one a few Orange County, California cities to do so. This ban means the city of Fullerton is currently looking into ways to manage medical marijuana dispensaries in a safe and lawful manner.

While most city council members do not agree with the idea of placing medical marijuana dispensaries around town, they do acknowledge the voters support of such dispensaries when they adopted Proposition 215 in 1997. At issue with most Orange County cities who have addressed this issue is the current state of Federal Law which prohibits the use of any medical marijuana dispensaries anywhere in the U.S. As of now, Fullerton is the only city in Orange County willing to consider housing medical marijuana machines in their city with Huntington Beach and Anaheim recently reversing earlier approvals.

The City of Los Angeles, currently has several of these medical marijuana dispensaries already in place and the likelihood is most other major cities in Southern California will follow suit. The number of medical marijuana prescriptions or licenses has increased significantly over the last ten years and with the public's nonchalant attitude over the use of marijuana, these dispensaries will here to stay.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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