Donate

Forum

Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Calif. High Court Rules Cities Can Ban Pot Dispensaries


Download audio (MP3)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A bag of medical cannabis.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A bag of medical cannabis.

In a unanimous decision, the California high court has ruled that local governments have the power to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The decision upholds bans in about 200 California cities. But in a state with a robust pot economy, lawmakers still debate if and how to regulate the drug. We'll discuss the ruling and what this means for the marijuana market, its dispensaries and its consumers.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Don Duncan, California director of Americans for Safe Access
  • Jeffrey Dunn, Partner, Best Best and Kreiger LLP who represented the City of Riverside in this case
  • Peter Hecht, reporter for the Sacramento Bee and author of the forthcoming book "Weed Land"
  • Scott McGregor, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California during the George W. Bush administration.

More info:

Become a KQED sponsor

Audio Archive

Episodes by Date

Calendar is loading...
Loading...

Be a Part of Forum

Do You Live in the Bay Area on Less Than $33,000?

Forum wants to hear your story as part of our Priced Out series

Follow us on Twitter

Twitter bird in blue

Stay updated on show topics, relevant articles, and easily submit your questions.