“With this week’s California Supreme Court ruling on their side. . . San Bernardino officials began the first of several raids aiming to shut down the remaining storefronts in the city on Thursday, May 9. At the first dispensary officials visited, authoritiesconfiscated 30 pounds of pot and cited four people for operating a marijuana business, City Attorney James Penman said.” – The Press Enterprise, May 9, 2013.
The battle over medical marijuana dispensaries has just begun, and some business owners are getting caught in the crossfire. The California Supreme Court decision referenced in this article gave cities the right to shut down formerly legal medical marijuana dispensaries. For the dispensary owners and operators, the costs associated with these shut-downs can be substantial.
In addition to the costs in lost revenue, if city task force members discover, in the course of shutting down a dispensary, that there is also an illegal grow operation on the premises, the fees, fines, penalties, and charges can mount quickly.
At the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis, we are prepared to handle cases that arise as a result of this new ruling. Has your formerly legal dispensary been closed by a city task force as a result of this Supreme Court ruling? Are you facing charges related to using, growing, or dispensing medical marijuana?
Our office is located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, California. We represent individuals charged with Criminal Offenses, DUI and Juvenile Matters in the Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Corona and Riverside areas.