Fewer pot dispensaries = more pollution

The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients has adopted an unusual tactic in the battle being waged for cannabis users. The organization is suing the California Coastal Commission and the city over regulations that restrict the placement of dispensaries within San Diego’s city limits.

According to a report from Courthouse News Service, the Los Angeles–based organization accuses the city and Coastal Commission — which signed off on the city council–approved ordinance — of failing to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act by enacting a measure that “will create traffic and air pollution” and which “failed to analyze the reasonably foreseeable consequences of increased indoor cultivation of medical marijuana.”

The plaintiff’s argument is that by limiting the city to a maximum of 36 marijuana dispensaries spread evenly across nine council districts, patients will either be forced to drive further to obtain their medicine or will grow

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