Major California Court Ruling Favors State-Legal Cannabis Businesses
A pioneering California dispensary that was shuttered years ago by an aggressive anti-marijuana U.S. attorney has won a major legal battle that could have repercussions across the marijuana industry.
U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer has ruled that an injunction against the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana should be lifted.
The judge based his ruling on a new Congressional law – the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment – that prohibits the Department of Justice from spending funds on prosecuting cases against medical marijuana providers and patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.
Evidence suggested, Breyer said, that medicinal cannabis suppliers had