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Court Rules Against Medical Pot Co-Op

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP/KXNT) — The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that a man must stand trial on charges of illegally running a Las Vegas medical marijuana dispensary three years ago, though a new state law will allow patients to buy the drug from such operations.

The court’s ruling overturns Clark County District Judge Donald Mosley’s 2012 dismissal of the case against Leonard Schwingdorf. Mosley has since retired.

Schwingdorf was arrested in 2011 after an undercover police officer joined the Sin City Co-Op and made a $110 donation for marijuana. County prosecutors filed criminal charges against him, claiming the donation was really a payment for the drug.

Schwingdorf’s attorneys told the Las Vegas Review-Journal they hope prosecutors will dismiss the case because of later changes to the medical marijuana law.

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Lalli declined to comment on the case.


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