California Appellate Court Sides With Cannabis Coalition

March 21, 2016

RIVERSIDE >> In an unprecedented move, an appellate court has found Upland residents deserve the chance to overturn the city’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in a special election.

The appellate court Friday released an opinion siding with the California Cannabis Coalition, finding that Upland is obligated to hold a special election. The decision could cost the city up to $100,000 in legal fees.

After nearly a year tangled in legal proceedings, the attorney for the coalition isn’t sure the proponents will push for a special election or consolidate the measure with the general election.

“My clients have to decide the current political situation and which is the best election, in terms of winning,” said Roger Diamond, attorney for the coalition.

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