They sure are making the rounds through California – The DEA is at it again – this time in San Francisco.
The following story is from the SFgate.com blog:
We received word Wednesday that seven medical marijuana dispensaries permitted by the City of San Francisco are being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. In Sept. 2012, D.E.A. agent David White requested from San Francisco the public records of: Ketama Collective; Igzactly 420; 1944 Ocean Collective; The Hemp Center; Mr. Purple Skunk; The Apothecarium; and Bernal Heights Collective.
White requested each dispensary’s business license and application, health permit and application, ownership information, yearly statements/forms (i.e., not for profit, affirmation of not crossing state lines, etc.). White is a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration Financial Investigative Team in the San Francisco Field Division.
This week, news broke that the D.E.A. is trying to force the closure of at least one of the targeted dispensaries, The Hemp Center. The Hemp Center’s landlord is being threatened with 40 years prison, property forfeiture, and asset seizure for renting office space to The Hemp Center, sources say. At least four landlords in San Jose received similar letters Friday.
San Francisco has permitted about 15 dispensaries. There are perhaps one hundred dispensaries open in San Jose, where citizens passed marijuana sales tax Measure U in 2010. California legalized marijuana for qualified patients, caregivers, and collectives in 1996 and 2003. Marijuana has been federally illegal since 1937, when bureaucrats in Washington D.C. started a war on marijuana based on racism and misinformation.
Read the rest of the story here:
Obama’s Crackdown on SF Marijuana Dispensary … – Taylor Marsh
The Obama Justice Department is going after marijuana again. It doesn’t represent justice or anything worth the taxpayers’ dime.
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Yesterday, SFWeekly reported that the Hemp Center, located at 4811 Geary between 12th Avenue and Funston, is the latest target of federal crackdowns on.
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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner. Police continue to use the decoy-arrest method, or buy-bust, to nab marijuana dealers in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The practice has become less common in other parts of The City.
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How ‘interesting’..there’s currently a “glitch” in my system preventing me from sharing this directly to Facebook. Yes guys, you have my info, won’t be able to out run you with my walker so no need for excessive force. Will find a work around.
Our nation’s DEA has got so rediculous and lazy they would rather walk into a state and start busting dispenseries that have all the legitimate paperwork and legal ok’s to do exactly what they are doin!! It’s sad truely sad I hope soon that our government will actually do some work and go after real criminals like the meth dealers and the crack cocaine dealers running the streets with automatic weapons killing people!! Our government has got to look obsurd to other countries governments when they look at what it is willing to waste time and money on. Thank you for letting me have a place to get that out 🙂