November 2, 2012 By Wallin & Klarich

The issue of whether to prohibit the sale of medical marijuana by means of dispensaries remains a controversial issue in California. Many local governmental bodies in California have sought to impose a moratorium on the licensing of marijuana dispensaries. The basis of such a ban would be based on an argument that the activity related to these dispensaries violates federal law. Cities have also used zoning ordinances to control the licensing of dispensaries and the attendant problems that accompany them in unwanted areas. In addition, cities may seek to condition their operation on not violating any federal or state law, which is akin to banning them, since their primary activities will always violate federal law as it now exists. The reason the legality of medical marijuana causes measured confusion is the overlap of local, state, and federal laws
With the severe potential consequences of being convicted of possession of marijuana for sale combined with the ease that one can be falsely accused it is extremely important for anyone facing these charges in Southern California to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. A skilled and defense attorney will protect your rights and do everything possible to raise a viable and effective defense to these charges. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Southern California you should immediately contact the law offices of Wallin & Klarich for a legal consultation. Call us now at 888-280-6839. We have offices in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Diego, and Orange County. We will be there when you call.

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