Fresno's Effort to Close Marijuana Dispensary Delayed

August 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The City of Fresno's effort to shut down a marijuana dispensary has been delayed.The city is seeking an order to immediately close the dispensary on Olive Avenue in the Tower District. But the judge questioned why the city was in such a hurry to close the business when it's been operating for several months.

The attorney for the dispensary said the city's claim, that "Med-Mar Clinic" must be shut down, makes no sense when other marijuana dispensaries are open.

"The only issue today was is there great or irreparable harm that would come from not shutting down immediately. That's what the judge was focused on and it's clear that with 13 other dispensaries operating that there's no great or irreparable harm," said the dispensary's Attorney William Logan.

Judge Alan Simpson said he needed more information and continued the hearing until next week.

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