'Nuch' is Ready to Fight Medical Marijuana Lawsuit
City Attorney Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich today wrote a lengthy response to a lawsuit challenging the city's recent medical marijuana ordinance. It begins as such: "In response to civil lawsuits filed against shops illegally selling and distributing marijuana in Los Angeles, the advocacy group Americans for Safe Access recently claimed that the City Attorney's Office was misreading California law and should dismiss these actions. I respectfully disagree. These lawsuits are based upon the plain language, spirit and intention of these public health and safety laws. More importantly, these actions do not prevent or interfere in any way with a patient's right to obtain medical marijuana from lawful collectives or other means allowed under existing law." He goes on to cite case law and suggests voters expand the law to cover the sale of medical marijuana.