May 25, 2012
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Closing Medical Marijuana Stores
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the denial of a request to stop the California cities of Lake Forest and Costa Mesa from closing medical marijuana stores, according to a City of Lake Forest statement. In the original April 2011 decision, a federal judge denied a preliminary injunction to prevent Lake Forest from shutting down medical marijuana stores. The plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives disabled citizens a federally protected right to use medical marijuana. The court found that the ADA does not apply because marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance and that it currently has no federally recognized medical purpose.
To read the Lake Forest statement, click here.
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