Legal eagles have kept an eye on Granny Purps, Inc. v. County of Santa Cruz, in which the cannabis company brought suit against local government for confiscation of 2,000 plants. On August 7, a 6th District appellate court judge ruled that land-use ordinances cannot supersede weed’s status as a legal plant.
- “A government entity does not have to return seized property if the property itself is illegal,” Justice Adrienne Grover wrote. “But the ordinance here ultimately regulates land use within the county; it does not (or could not) render illegal a substance that is legal under state law.”
- When are limes and cacti like a Trojan horse? When they’re hiding 15,000 pounds of weed, plus meth and more at the the ports of entry in San Diego and Imperial Valley counties.