Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em: Garden Grove Pot Shops Closing - FOX 35 News Orlando

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em: Garden Grove Pot Shops Close

Posted: Updated:
Garden Grove, CA -

(FOX 11 / CNS) Today is crunch time for the operators of medical-marijuana dispensaries in Garden Grove. The police chief has sent them letters telling them they must close by today or face fines of $1,000 a day.

Garden Grove is reported to have among the highest concentration of medical marijuana storefronts in Orange County -- more than 60 of them. The city moved against medical marijuana dispensaries after California's high court ruled earlier this month that municipalities have the right to regulate pot shops.

 

From Gigi Graciette:

Cease and Desist...or Else. That's the order the city of Garden Grove has given the 60 medical marijuana clinics and collectives in town and they have until the end of today to shut down or they'll be subject to a $1000 a day fine.

Pot shops were actually banned here back in 2008 but a supreme court challenge had allowed them to remain open. But now a new ruling from the California Supreme Court says cities do indeed have the legal right to ban dispensaries using zoning ordinances.

And that's exactly what Garden Grove is doing; exercising it's legal right.

Medical marijuana users say this will force them to purchase the drug on the black market and would like to see the city regulate the shops instead of shutting them down.

So far the city has said "no" to that idea but activists are still hoping for a last minute reprieve and plan to make their case at a city council meeting tonight.

  • Share ThisMore>>

  • Griffith Park Mountain Lion Found Sick, Possibly Poisoned

    Griffith Park Mountain Lion Found Sick, Possibly Poisoned

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:26:14 GMT
    Rat poison may be responsible for the sorry condition of a wild mountain lion in LA's Griffith Park. The mountain lion is known to the National Park Service as ‘P-22'.
    Rat poison may be responsible for the sorry condition of a wild mountain lion in LA's Griffith Park. The mountain lion is known to the National Park Service as ‘P-22'.
  • myFOX Tech

    Tired, Sore Eyes? Enter: Gunnar Optiks Intercept

    Tired, Sore Eyes? Enter: Gunnar Optiks Intercept

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:39:18 GMT
    I met the folks from Gunnar Optiks at CES this year and they had something new to show me. The Intercepts. I have a big head, these are big frames, it was kismet but do they work as good as they look? We'll see.
    I met the folks from Gunnar Optiks at CES this year and they had something new to show me. The Intercepts. I have a big head, these are big frames, it was kismet but would my eyes revel in this serendipitous confluence of events? We'll see.
  • Mich. judge to killer: 'I hope you die in prison'

    Mich. judge to killer: 'I hope you die in prison'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:42:06 GMT
    A Michigan judge goes off after a convicted killer mocked her victim's family during sentencing on Wednesday. Find out what made Judge John McBain say "I hope you die in prison."
    A Michigan judge goes off after a convicted killer mocked her victim's family during sentencing on Wednesday. Find out what made Judge John McBain say "I hope you die in prison."
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices