Skip to comments.Oakland goes to court for embattled pot dispensary
Posted on 10/10/2012 5:40:01 PM PDT by markomalley
An Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest gained an unusual ally Wednesday in its fight to stop federal prosecutors from shutting it down: the city government.
The city of Oakland filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco that seeks to prevent the U.S. Department of Justice from using its property seizure powers to get Harborside Health Center evicted. The suit, thought to be the first a local government has brought on behalf of a pot shop, alleges the Justice Department knew about Harborside for years and exceeded the legal deadline for taking action against it.
"I strongly oppose federal actions against Oakland businesses that are complying with state and local laws and paying their fair share of taxes," City Attorney Barbara Parker said in a statement. "It is a tragic waste for the federal government to spend its time and resources cracking down on legitimate health care providers."
There you go...
I imagine there aren’t many in the Oakland city government who don’t use “medical” marijuana. LOL! This is a joke.
I get get too worked up over either side of this quarrel. Oakland wants to keep the pot dispensary open because they all LOVE pot. It’s the lifeblood of the city.
Obama wants to shut it because it’s reducing the profits of the Mexican cartels he is working with and thereby reducing his cut.
Two words, gross receipts.