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A Court Decision Says Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Illegal in Washington State

A Court Decision Says Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Illegal in Washington State

FRI SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 By JENNIFER WING

At some point today, depending on where you live, you are likely to pass by a medical marijuana collective garden, which is more commonly known as a dispensary.

These places have been allowed to flourish in cities like Seattle. But according to a ruling last March by Washington’s State Court of Appeals, dispensaries are actually illegal and communities have the authority to ban them.

This is what the city of Kent would like to do. Kent passed a zoning ordinance in 2012 to keep dispensaries out. The city is now fighting a lawsuit by the medical marijuana lobbying group Cannabis Action Network. The group says the ordinance is illegal. On Oct. 9, The Washington State Supreme Court will review the case and decide whether to take it up.

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