Pubdate: Fri, 22 May 2015
Source: Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, CA)
Copyright: 2015 Appeal-Democrat


The state Supreme Court this week summarily denied an appeal filed by 
Yuba Patients Coalition and six individuals challenging the urgency 
designation attached to Yuba County's new marijuana cultivation ordinance.

The state's highest court Wednesday posted the notice a petition for 
review and an application for a stay in enforcement of the ordinance 
was denied.

The ruling was the latest in a series of appeals filed by ordinance 
opponents challenging a Yuba County Superior Court ruling that left 
the urgency designation intact. That designation effectively removed 
opponents' ability to circulate petitions for a voter referendum.

Opponents twice filed appeals to the state Supreme Court following 
3rd District Court of Appeal rulings that upheld Yuba County.

Still pending in Yuba County Superior Court is the initial suit 
seeking a ruling that the new ordinance is unconstitutional, along 
with a permanent injunction. Yuba County has filed a response to that 
suit and a 2:30 p.m. June 1 court date has been scheduled.
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