Reporting from San Francisco — The California Supreme Court has decided to review whether cities and counties may ban medical marijuana stores.
Meeting in closed session, the court Wednesday agreed to assess rulings by lower courts on how much oversight local governments may exert on medical marijuana operations. A ruling is probably at least a year or two away.
The court's decision to review the appeals court decisions means they cannot be enforced pending a ruling by the state high court.
Joe Elford, chief counsel of Americans for Safe Access, a medical marijuana advocacy group, said the lower court decisions had been "very problematic for patients."