The California Supreme Court voted unanimously yesterday to consider both the continued conflict between state and federal authorities over medical marijuana, and whether local governments have the authority to ban dispensaries despite the passage of Prop 215 statewide. As you may recall, a SoCal appelate court recently upheld Riverside's right to do just that.

Oral arguments on the subject have not yet been scheduled, but this should get interesting.

Since last October, the feds have been going after dispensaries statewide in an organized effort to scale back what they see as an out-of-control industry, and a number of longstanding dispensaries have had to shut their doors as a result.