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An estimated 50 people showed up in front of the downtown Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, July 25, to protest the closing of medical marijuana dispensaries countywide.

The rally, held at noon, was directed against federal actions that don’t support Proposition 215 and SB420. Speakers noted that the will of California voters who voted for safe access was not being honored.

San Diego U.S. attorney Laura Duffy has succeeded in "closing down over two hundred dispensaries in the City of San Diego and now has set her sights on Mother Earth's Alternative Healing Cooperative," according to the Association for Safe Access (ASA) Facebook page announcing the protest rally.

Mother Earth is reportedly the only sheriff-permitted medical marijuana dispensary in the four most southern counties in California. The co-op received an eviction notice to cease operation by July 25  and lost their appeal to stay open.

Bob, a medical marijuana activist who uses a wheelchair, told me, “They were changing the locks today on the Mother Earth Co-op."

With bullhorn in hand, organizer Eugene Davidovich asked the group, dressed in green ASA T-shirts and waving signs at passersby, “What do we want?" The protesters answered: “Safe access!” Davidovich asked again: “When do we want it?" The answer: "NOW!”

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SafeAccessIB July 25, 2012 @ 10:55 p.m.

UPDATE: Mother Earth Co-op was able to obtain a 45-day stay by filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Feds have now been forced to protect the assets of the creditors, instead of seizing assets from the owners...

Tennis anyone?

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BudKushman Sept. 2, 2012 @ 10:22 a.m.

That was Marcus Boyd above who is trying to get himself a permit to sell pot in Imperial Beach. To do this he has taken part in group stalking, harassment, intimidation, assault and aligned himself with Eugene Davidovich of ASA who has a history of making death threats. You see, this is about money. Nothing else. The law says "patients" can collectivelly associate for the purposes of cultivation. Do you see any of these greedy people doing anything but trying to get a liscence to sell weed and at the same time using violence and death threats to keep competition out? Enough said.

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redpolkadot Sept. 2, 2012 @ 10:09 p.m.

Wow....really this too. You have absolutely no sensitivity to critically ill people. Collectives in of the phrase as you used "collectively associate for the the purposes of cultivation." That's what we do members grow for other members, members that are unable to grow for themselves. Would you expect a stage 4 cancer victim to grow, groom, clean and dry their own meds? I would consider that inhuman to the sick.

The only intimidation that is being used, is the intimidation of the truth!!

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