Record Gazette:  “A Beaumont medical marijuana dispensary that had been closed down by police is challenging the city of Beaumont to prove that it has done anything wrong, slapping the city with a minimum $600,000 civil suit seeking the return of what it feels were illegally collected fines of $1,000 a day.  Joseph Rhea, a Palm Springs-based criminal defense attorney who represents the dispensary, Oak Tree Alternative Care, filed a civil suit at Riverside Superior Court on June 2, claiming that the city’s ordinance banning marijuana dispensaries was preempted by state law and should be considered null and void.”