….But Santa Ana’s ban reaffirmation was only slightly disappointing to people in the marijuana industry.

Randall Longwith, a lawyer for several dispensaries mainly in Santa Ana, said the wave of bans doesn’t hurt his clients.

“What it does is it’s just simply vesting power and control to the city but it still allows them to amend that or to put a new ordinance tomorrow, so it’s kind of a placeholder,” Longwith said. “If I were a city, I’d probably be doing the same thing.” …

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