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Seal Beach Says No To Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
This seaside city has become the latest in Orange County to prohibit the establishment of medical marijuana facilities within city borders.

Council members voted Monday night in favor of a new ordinance that will ensure medical marijuana dispensaries are kept out.

The city's code did not permit the facilities to operate in the city; however it did not explicitly ban them either, officials said.

Some Orange County cities with moratoriums or permanent bans on pot dispensaries include Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana, Tustin, Huntington Beach and Placentia. Laguna Woods recently became the first local city to pass an ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries.

Although state law allows marijuana use for medical reasons, federal law prohibits it. It is unclear which law cities are entitled to follow.

Litigation is ongoing across California to resolve the state-federal conflict, officials said.

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Source: The Orange County Register
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