California Getting Closer to Banning Medical Marijuana Collectives From Opening Within 600 ft. of a Residence

On Wednesday, the LA Times reported that a California Senate Committee approved a proposed restriction that if passed would ban all medical marijuana collectives in the state from operating within 600 feet of a residential area (SB 847).  The bill is not law yet, but could become law soon.  “If you are considering opening a medical marijuana collective, you should consider this bill and try to position yourself at least 600 feet from a residence, if possible,” said medical marijuana lawyer Damian Nassiri.  “If you are a collective that is within 600 feet of a residence now, there are still legal arguments that can be made on your behalf, which could result in you being able to stay, although there is no guarantee of this.  We will have to wait and see if this law does pass and whether the law applies retroactively.”

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