Sat Jul 14, 2012, 01:56 PM
DreamSmoker (825 posts)
OAKLAND FIGHTS BID TO CLOSE POT STORE
OAKLAND - A day after federal prosecutors moved to shutter the country's largest medical marijuana dispensary, city leaders and other officials came to the defense of Harborside Health Center, warning of dire economic and social consequences if Oakland's carefully regulated industry is quashed.
DeAngelo worked closely with Oakland officials as they crafted one of the nation's strictest regulatory schemes to monitor and tax the industry, and officials say he complies with all local and state laws.
But Melinda Haag, the U.S. attorney for California's Northern District, is now seeking to seize the properties where Harborside operates, alleging its marijuana sales violate federal law and that its size as a "superstore" increases the likelihood that it is in violation of state law. A civil forfeiture action was served Wednesday against Harborside's two landlords.
Co-founded in 2006 by Executive Director Steve DeAngelo, Harborside has in many ways set standards for the medical marijuana industry.
Bottom line again is there is NO DUE PROCESS of LAW on All....
Does anyone notice that hardly any arrests are made in any of these places raided and closed????
But that Cash and Property is grabbed right now by the Feds and DEA......
All again without Due process of Law....
A blatant violation for Federal Law there by the Feds themselves.. So its no about following Laws.....
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Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:45 PM
RainDog (28,784 posts)
2. asset forfeiture laws are unconstitutional
even if someone is innocent - they're guilty.
the drug war was the first line in undermining constitutional protections for all Americans.