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Medical Marijuana in California
Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012
By, James Bradicich
Two attorneys involved in California’s medical marijuana legal conflicts visited USC Law recently to discuss state and federal policy contradictions in California. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Government Law Organization sponsored the event.
“[Lynch’s business license] was approved by the city attorney, his dispensary was inspected by the chief of police and the Morro Bay mayor was even present at the dispensary’s ribbon cutting ceremony,” said Iverson.
Los Angeles County Public Defender Guy
Iverson quoting the Constitution
The controversy was that the DEA told Lynch it was up to the local counties and governments to decide if the dispensary could be opened, but when the local government gave Lynch the approval, the DEA arrested Lynch and closed down, as Iverson called it, “probably the cleanest medical marijuana dispensary in California records.”
Iverson explained how entrapment by estoppel: when a government agent says something is okay when in fact it might not be, was Lynch's only defense in Federal Court. However, it was hard for Iverson to make an argument in court after Federal Justice Wu prohibited any reference to the term “medicine,” which Iverson said made his team unable to run any medical marijuana defense.
|Orange County District Attorney Jeffrey Schunk|
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