A judge has granted the city's request for a temporary injunction to close Buddy's Cannabis Patient Collective on Bayshore Parkway, which must now close by 5 p.m. July 7.
"It is a very sad day for the sick and ill in Mountain View," said Matt Lucero, a former corporate attorney who opened the medical marijuana dispensary in April.
The injunction is temporary as the city is also seeking a permanent injunction through more lengthy court proceedings. Lucero has said he is willing to take the fight all the way to the state supreme court.
For now, Lucero said he plans to move the operation to a "bigger and better" undisclosed San Jose location.
There is no other dispensary within a 20-mile radius of the current location of Buddy's, which has gained over 1,000 members after a little over two months of operation, he said.
Mountain View placed a moratorium on dispensaries in March in order to prevent unregulated dispensaries from opening. The City Council is considering regulations that would allow dispensaries like Buddy's to open, possibly sometime next year.