Nuisance, Safety, and Land Use (urban)

Land use regulation and nuisance cause of action issues that medical marijuana and recreational marijuana legalization pose for landowners, homeowners, landlords, tenants, developers, cities and counties, distributors, users and patients. Federal and state law overlap and conflicts.

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OPINION: Union of Medical Marijuana Patients, Inc. v. City of San Diego (California Coastal Commission)

___ CA5th ___ (Cal. App., 10/14/16)

The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients was unable to convince a California court of appeal that a city ordinance adopting regulations for the establishment and location of medical marijuana consumer cooperatives in San Diego was a project within the meaning of CEQA; thus the city did not need to conduct an environmental analysis before enacting the ordinance.

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