Garden Grove acts to close marijuana dispensaries

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GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County city is ordering its medical marijuana dispensaries to close in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that permits pot shop bans.

The Orange County Register says officials sent a cease-and-desist letter to owners of more than 60 clinics last week, ordering them close as of Tuesday. Owners who refuse could face criminal charges and fines of $1,000 per day.

Some medical marijuana supporters say they’ll protest the order at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

The state Supreme Court ruled on May 6 in a Riverside case that cities can ban pot dispensaries. Since then, several cities have acted to close pot clinics.

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