California Marijuana Cultivation Ban Is Being Challenged

Fighting for its right

This is Colorado's week in the sun (or, if you're standing in line to buy legal adult-use weed in Denver, snow) and rightly so.

While history is being made in the Rockies, back here in California we're sort of stuck in Prohibition. Here, local governments are still allowed to say, “No thanks” to medical marijuana and ban citizens from growing their own cannabis — even as state law gives them the express right.

Maybe not for long. Attorney Joe Elford, long the state's most prominent pro-cannabis counsel, is asking the state Supreme Court to hear an appeal — and, eventually, overturn the decision that allows marijuana-hating municipalities to prohibit their citizens from cultivating legal cannabis.

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