California allows cities to zone out medical marijuana dispensaries

In a decision rendered on Monday, May 6, 2013, the California Supreme Court held that the state’s Compassionate Use Act and its Medical Marijuana Program did not preempt a city’s authority to make land-use decisions regarding medical marijuana shops.  Interesting reading for those of us interested in state-local preemption or land use!

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Paul Diller is an associate professor at Willamette Law whose research focuses on local government, policy innovation, the police power, and related issues of state and federal constitutional law. His scholarly work has appeared in, among other journals, the Stanford Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal. In recent years, Diller has worked on local obesity prevention policy with a leading nonprofit public health organization. Diller graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Pennsylvania, both magna cum laude. In his spare time, he enjoys baseball, snowboarding, drinking coffee, and spending time with his family.

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