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Judge Affirms City's Right to Ban All Marijuana Dispensaries

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The Orange County city of Lake Forest doesn't allow medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits, which prompted a lawsuit. Today a judge sided with the city, according to the LA Weekly. "State law does not allow or require cities to allow dispensaries,'' an attorney for Lake Forest said. "A lot of cities were waiting for this ruling because a lot of them have ordinances that work the same way. If they're not identical, they're nearly identical.'' In L.A., the city asserted the right to limit how many and where dispensaries could be located.

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