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posted May 14, 2010, 7:40 AM by Robert Weems   [ updated Oct 26, 2010, 9:15 PM ]
Corte Madera, et al v. Verdance, Inc., et al. is a public lawsuit against a non-profit medical marijuana collective located in Marin County, California. We represent the office-building-owner leasing to the collective after it received a business license from the Town.  At issue is whether a municipality can federalized its zoning ordinances to prevent uses allowed by California's Compassionate Use and other medical marijuana laws. We have asked the Court to dismiss the complaint against the landlord. The Town has asked for a preliminary injunction arguing the non-profit collective is a public nuisance (despite a clean bill of health from local law enforcement and no actual complaints against this collective). The motions will be heard together in late December--after the Prop. 19 election and before new laws on medical marijuana come into effect.