LAKE FOREST – A judge ruled earlier this week that two cases by the city against medical marijuana dispensaries can move forward.
That ruling has city officials confident that all remaining dispensaries in the city – there were 21 and there are now 11 – will be out of business by early spring, said Jeffrey Dunn, who is representing the city.
"Judge David Chaffee found for the city and rejected claims that the city could not close down the dispensaries because it is not a permitted use," said Dunn.
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Dunn said next steps include a motion for a preliminary injunction that will force all dispensaries to close. The dispensaries can appeal and request to stay open during the appeal process.
"It will be up to the judge to decide that," Dunn said.
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