CALIFORNIA: Saying the city of Compton has failed to enforce its own marijuana laws, Compton school officials have sued the city for allegedly allowing pot dispensaries to set up shop near schools.
State law prohibits dispensaries from operating within 600 feet of educational institutions, but Compton’s municipal ordinances go a step further. In 2007, the City Council banned marijuana shops.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the Compton Unified School District alleges that a dozen pot shops are now operating in city limits, three in the restricted zones of an elementary school, two middle schools and a high school.
“We are working to get our students college- and career-ready and these dispensaries impede that progress,” said Micah Ali, Compton’s school board president.