Tuesday, February 3, 2015

US Attorney Is Defying Congress, Harborside Argues

by David Downs
Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 10:03 AM

The federal government returns to court to continue its attempted seizure of the world’s largest medical cannabis dispensary — Harborside Health Center of Oakland — today. But there’s a new wrinkle in the case.

Melinda Haag, the US attorney for the Northern District of California, is breaking a new federal law that protects state-legal medical cannabis businesses, according to Oakland dispensary Harborside Health Center. - USDOJ
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  • Melinda Haag, the US attorney for the Northern District of California, is breaking a new federal law that protects state-legal medical cannabis businesses, according to Oakland dispensary Harborside Health Center.
Congress de-funded the federal war on medical marijuana in December, using an amendment to the so-called "Cromnibus Spending Bill." Harborside planned to argue this morning at a San Francisco federal courthouse that the office of US Attorney Melinda Haag of the Northern District of California is “defying” Congress and breaking federal law to pursue the club.

“Unless government lawyers are working on a volunteer basis, they are breaking the law,” stated Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director of Harborside Health Center.

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