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Shutting Down California's Cannabis Industry

As if news that San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith plans to shut down all of San Diego's medical marijuana dispensaries wasn't bad enough for those prescribed the drug. Now the federal government has issued warnings that property used to distribute and or grow marijuana may be confiscated.

According to a blog in the OC Weekly, property owners in Northern California have received warnings that their land may be seized if they lease to pot growers or distributors.

The warnings were proceeded by a letter from U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag in February.

"Growing, distributing, and possessing marijuana in any capacity, other than as part of a federally authorized research program, is a violation of federal law regardless of state laws permitting such activites," wrote Haag.

"The government may also pursue civil injunctions and the forfeiture of drug proceeds, property traceable to such proceeds, and properties used to facilitate drug violations...Property owners, landlords, financiers, should also know that their conduct violates federal law."

The letters now being sent to landlords in Northern California shows that the federal government, after months of passing on the issue, might be ready to respond to the state's growing medical marijuana industry.

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As if news that San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith plans to shut down all of San Diego's medical marijuana dispensaries wasn't bad enough for those prescribed the drug. Now the federal government has issued warnings that property used to distribute and or grow marijuana may be confiscated.

According to a blog in the OC Weekly, property owners in Northern California have received warnings that their land may be seized if they lease to pot growers or distributors.

The warnings were proceeded by a letter from U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag in February.

"Growing, distributing, and possessing marijuana in any capacity, other than as part of a federally authorized research program, is a violation of federal law regardless of state laws permitting such activites," wrote Haag.

"The government may also pursue civil injunctions and the forfeiture of drug proceeds, property traceable to such proceeds, and properties used to facilitate drug violations...Property owners, landlords, financiers, should also know that their conduct violates federal law."

The letters now being sent to landlords in Northern California shows that the federal government, after months of passing on the issue, might be ready to respond to the state's growing medical marijuana industry.

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It's not over until it's over. From my cold dead hands. When the morbidly obese fat ladyboy sings.

Oct. 6, 2011

hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Oct. 6, 2011

In an act of great bravery (smirk), Jan Goldsmith has sued 12 dispensaries for "flouting zoning laws," because they were w/in 600 feet of a school.

Wow! The Code Compliance budget must have been fully budgeted after years of underfunding. Glad to know that I can look forward to Mr. Goldsmith going after all of other the code violations in my neighborhood.

Per the U-T, "The flow of legal action comes two months after the San Diego City Council rescinded restrictions on the businesses rather than pay up to $1 million for a public vote."

The city is broke, but not that broke, apparently.

From the U-T, further, "Attorney Jessica C. McElfresh [cool name!], who represents four of the 12 dispensaries, said the city errored" [like the U-T writer 'errored' in it's language]...

"in three of the filings. McElfresh said the directors of one collective in the 4000 block of Park Boulevard told city attorneys in a certified notice that they were relocating. Two on El Cajon Boulevard were not within 600 feet of a school, she said. “We respect the law but there’s a factual dispute that’s going to require airing,” she said. “Our evidence supports that those two locations are legal under state law.”

Save tax dollars, City: smoke the peace pipe!

Oct. 6, 2011

I plan to ask the Feds to demand that Jan Goldsmith be ordered to remove that reprehensible rug off his head! Who does that over-paid paper pusher think he is kidding by wearing that piece of possum out in public? How dare that bald man try and trick citizens and voters by pretending to be hirsute when it so obvious that it is time for some Rogaine and hair plugs!

Why pick on sick medical marijuana patients and take away their dispensaries when it is far more important that our City Attorney make the acquaintance of a good toupee maker? In fact, Jan Goldsmith might try an AGE OLD REMEDY for making hair grow on one's head: SMOKE SOME (medical) MARIJUANA!

Oct. 6, 2011

I needed a huge out-loud laugh! good one!

Oct. 6, 2011

The Feds need to stay out of the state stay out of our lives. They seem to be hell bent on f--king up every single thing they can in America. The Revolution is beginning. The more of this petty ass shit they pursue, the angrier America is going to become. Peaceful protests are met with these moves by the Feds? WOW. I wonder if Obama signed off on this.

Oct. 6, 2011

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