Lungren Motion Denied: San Francisco Buyers' Club to Remain Open Pending Jury Trial 4/3/98

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April 2, 1998: According to a press release from Californians for Compassionate Use, California Superior Court Judge David Garcia issued a preliminary ruling in the case of the San Francisco Cannabis Cultivators Club, denying the motion of Attorney General Lungren to close the club, padlock its doors, confiscate all property, and evict all persons from the premises. He also denied the motion by defendants Dennis Peron and Beth Moore to dismiss the case outright. Instead, Garcia ruled that there are try-able issues concerning the concept of "caregiver" and ordered that a jury trial be scheduled beginning April 27th. "This vindicates our position that we are legal and that we are working within the guidelines of the Court of Appeals decision," said Peron, " We look forward to our Day in Court."

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