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Berkeley Sues Feds Over Attempts to Shut Down Berkeley Patients Group

July 3, 2013 | 12:22 pm

Berkeley Sues Feds Over Attempts to Shut Down Berkeley Patients Group

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by Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside The city of Berkeley sued the federal government on Wednesday in an attempt to stop its efforts to shut down Berkeley Patients Group, the city’s largest medical cannabis dispensary. The suit claims that the closure of BPG will materially harm the city because it will mean the loss of hundreds of […]

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Interview w/ US Attorney Haag on Pot Operations: ‘If it’s close to children, that’s a line we’re going to draw’

March 15, 2012 | 3:11 pm

Interview w/ US Attorney Haag on Pot Operations: ‘If it’s close to children, that’s a line we’re going to draw’

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Last October California’s four U.S. attorneys announced a series of enforcement actions intended to curtail the state’s booming marijuana industry. The effort prompted angry criticism from medical marijuana advocates, who accused the Obama administration of backtracking on pledges to allow states to go their own way, at least when it comes to medical marijuana. Since […]

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Mendocino County Ends Medical Pot Permitting Program

January 24, 2012 | 7:30 pm

Mendocino County Ends Medical Pot Permitting Program

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Bowing to federal pressure, Mendocino County will no longer issue permits to medical marijuana growers. The County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to end the popular permit program, which was the first of its kind in the nation. The vote also makes it illegal to cultivate more than 25 plants, reducing the amount from the […]

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