No. B230436.

219 Cal.App.4th 1316 (2012)

163 Cal. Rptr. 3d 17

420 CAREGIVERS, LLC, et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. CITY OF LOS ANGELES, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Eight.

July 3, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Carmen A. Trutanich , City Attorney, Jane E. Usher , Assistant City Attorney, Steven Blau , Colleen M. Courtney and Charles D. Sewell , Deputy City Attorneys, for Defendant and Appellant.

Best Best & Krieger, Jeffrey V. Dunn and Lee Ann Meyer for League of California Cities and California State Association of Counties as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.

D|R Welch Attorneys at Law, David R. Welch ; Norris & Galanter and Douglas F. Galanter for Plaintiffs and Respondents 420 Caregivers, LLC, 420 Collective, 420 Highway Pharmacy Inc., American Sobriety Inc., Buddha Bar Collective, Compassionate Caregivers of San Pedro, Exclusive Caregivers of California Inc., Galaxy Caregivers Group LLC, Green Joy Inc., Green Leaf Collective, Healers on 3rd Inc., Herbal Medicine Care Inc., Herbal Remedies Caregivers Inc., The Hills Caregivers, Holistic Cannabis Collective, JEG Inc., Wilshire Medical Marijuana Collective, Medical Wellness Center Inc., Medical Marijuana Collective, Natural Ways Always, Nature's Wonder Caregivers Group Inc., The Shop at Greenbush, Starbudz, Stargate Collective Medical Marijuana & Collective, Sunset Junction Organic Medicine Medical Marijuana Collective, Trinity Holistic Caregivers Inc., Valley Hollistic Caregivers Inc., 818 NPO, A-1 Organic Collective, AKH LLC, Always 420, American Eagle Collective II, BB Collective Inc., Buds on Melrose, California Organic Collective, Green Horizon Collective, Green Secret Garden, Herbal Health Resource Center, House of Kush, HTA Happenings, Le Peu, Love & Spirit Care Center Inc., Organic Healing Center Inc., Sunland Organic Pharmacy, Sunny Day Collective, NPO, Liberty Bell Temple II Inc., Helping Hint Caregivers, Herbal Love Caregivers on the Boulevard, Hollywood's Compassionate Caregivers, Infinity Philanthropy Global, LAHC 3 Collective, Pacoima Recovery Collective Inc., Royal Herb Merchant, T.L.P.C., Traditional Herbal Center Inc. Collective Caregivers, Universal Caregivers Inc., West Valley Caregivers, Westwood Organics, Metal Horns, Inc., Los Angeles Community Collective, Better Alternative Treatment, Montana Caregivers Inc., G Art Gallery Collective Inc., Venice Alternative Healing Collective, Van Nuys Health Clinic, Private Organic Therapy, Advanced Pain Solutions, Herbal Medicine for You, Inc., Green Magic Collective, Best Quality Herbal Medicine, Inc., HCC — Herbal Compassionate Caregiver, Inc., and Green Dot Medicinal Cannabis Patients Group.

Law Offices of Stanley H. Kimmel, Stanley H. Kimmel and Alison Minet Adams for Plaintiffs and Respondents Melrose Quality Pain Relief, Inc., Abdul Ahmed, Robina Bashir, Herbalology Inc., Sean Cardillo, Safe Life Caregivers, Josean Posey, New Era Caregivers, Maz Gilardian, Kush Korner V, Inc., Peter Pietrangelia, God's Gift, Andrew Kang, Downtown Natural Caregivers, Yun Kang, The Meds Merchant, Inc., South Bay Wellness Network, Relief Corp Inc., Healthy Herbal Care, Inc., and Herbal Nutrition Inc.

Kumin Sommers , Matthew W. Kumin , Ramsey Hanafi ; and Alison Minet Adams for Plaintiffs and Respondents Kevin Anderson , Laron J. Clarke III , Earl Stein , Sandra Mallut , Rafael Carrera Oliva , Dennis Nichols , Donna Henderson , Carlos Cisneros , Kimberly Tornero , Michael Helfin , Shirley Eberle and John Conroy.




Appellant in this case is the City of Los Angeles (City). Respondents are various collectives and individual members of collectives (Collectives) currently engaged in the cultivation, distribution, or use of medical marijuana within City limits.1 In the court below, the Collectives

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