September 21, 2011 – Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed Sen. Correa’s bill SB 847 to ban medical cannabis dispensaries within 600 feet of residential areas.

In his veto message, the Gov. noted that he has already signed AB 1300, giving cities and counties authority to regulate dispensaries, and that this bill would go in the opposite direction by preempting local control. “Decisions of this kind are best made in cities and counties, not the State Capitol,” declared the Governor.

California NORML thanks the Governor for standing firm against excessive and heavy-handed state interference in local government.

Congratulations to the many medical marijuana advocates who spoke out against SB 847.

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