Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Berkeley Patients Group Targeted by Feds Again

By David Downs
Wed, May 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Popular Berkeley medical cannabis dispensary Berkeley Patients Group is being targeted again by the federal government, reports state. The US Attorney is attempting to seize BPG's new location at 2366 San Pablo Avenue. BPG had re-opened in the location after the feds forced the club from its home at 2477 San Pablo in 2012 on the grounds that it was too close to a school. This time, however, the landlord and the dispensary seem ready to fight federal action, arguing that the new location is nowhere near any school.

Berkeley Patients Group - one of the oldest dispensaries in the state
  • David Downs
  • Berkeley Patients Group - one of the oldest dispensaries in the state

"We look forward to our day in court," BPG operator Sean Luse told the Oakland Tribune.

Four Berkeley City Council members will conduct a news conference on today at noon, at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, to protest the lawsuit.

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