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Riverside could ban medical marijuana after CA court ruling




Marijuana plants for sale at Studio City's Perennial Holistic Wellness Center.
Marijuana plants for sale at Studio City's Perennial Holistic Wellness Center.
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The California Supreme Court issued a decision allowing local governments to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Cities like Riverside could soon move to ban the shops in their borders.

Medical marijuana in California has long been a contentious issue. There are three different measures on the May 21 ballot about medical marijuana, and it still remains illegal under federal law.

For more on the ruling and what's behind it, KPCC's Frank Stoltze joins the show.