The United States Law Week
Aug. 5, 2020, 11:37 PM
A California dispensary can pursue recovery of more than 2,000 marijuana plants confiscated in a 2015 raid, because regardless of county land use ordinances, the plants themselves weren’t illegal under state law, a state appeals court said Wednesday.
Granny Purps Inc., a medical dispensary in northern California, allegedly violated a Santa Cruz County ordinance prohibiting such operations from cultivating more than 99 plants at a time.
The dispensary sought an order requiring the county to return the seized plants, and a judgment declaring the county couldn’t lawfully seize plants from a dispensary operating in compliance with state medical marijuana laws….