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State Supreme Court Hearing On Pot Dispensaries Could Affect Livermore

Livermore is one of many cities whose dispensary ban on medical marijuana facilities will be affected by the ruling.

Whether cities such as Livermore can ban medical marijuana dispensaries will be the topic of a high-stakes court hearing.

On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether communities can prohibit these marijuana facilities in light of the 1996 voter-approved law legalizing pot for medicinal uses in California.

As detailed in a San Jose Mercury News story, the hearing stems from a Southern California case where a wellness center sued to overturn Riverside's ban on marijuana dispenaries.

Livermore is one of 21 East Bay cities that have some sort of prohibition in place.

The other Alameda County cities with bans are Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Pleasanton and Union City.

The Contra Costa County cities with bans are Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Danville, Hercules, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg and San Pablo.

Benicia in Solano County also has a prohibition on marijuana facilities.

Sean February 05, 2013 at 09:04 PM
I haven't seen any black helicopters dropping bags of weed into our neighborhoods, LL. Our founding fathers were big fans of beer and that didn't seem to stop them in their tasks. Man has been using "drugs " for millions of years and look how far we've come.
Roger V. Tranfaglia February 06, 2013 at 04:46 AM
Legalizing " pot" will NOT get rid of the cartels!!! "POT" is just a fraction of their revenue.
mike February 06, 2013 at 09:30 PM
A fraction of tens of billions of dollars is still a very large number!
Joe Granada May 04, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Are they doing anything meaningful to stop people from doing that? As many signs as I've seen for "hydroponic equipment" dealers, it sure doesn't seem like it.
C.J. February 22, 2014 at 06:16 PM
Hey everyone, Guess what... we have had a dispensary right in our own backyard(yes, in livermore) for the past 2 months... They opened and ya know what... NOTHING CHANGED!! well, one thing did, a few patients, that didnt know about the 10 delivery dispensaries in livermore, were able to get some relief. Shame on whoever says dispensaries should not be allowed in their town and then they go to Sauced and have a beer and a shot, or double barrel and have a few glasses of wine... Hypocrites! whats the difference? i'll tell ya... that beer, just did some serious damage to your liver, but you dont care.. you are probably gonna go home and take a sleeping pill anyway. Who cares about your internal organs? Anyway, my point is. There is already a physical dispensary in Livermore,(on isabel and e airway to be exact) and our town did not blow up. Nobody was robbed, DUI's did not go up, noone was shot, hurt, threatened, pushed or even yelled at. All your worries are for nothing. Go back to your bar and think of another fight to pick.

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