L.A.'s Cannabis Ban Banned

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A Superior Court judge has ruled the city's ban on medical marijuana dispensaries is invalid in a case that could make it difficult for the city to move against other pot clinics, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Dispensary Green Oasis sued the city last month, claiming the moratorium on new clinics was unconstitutionally vague. Today, Judge James C. Chalfant granted a preliminary injunction preventing the city from enforcing its own ordinance and said the council acted outside state law by extending the moratorium.

The injunction applies only to Green Oasis, but the outcome could be seen as favorable to other marijuana dispensaries across the city, which might try to follow suit.

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