Friday, November 9, 2012

Jury Votes to Evict Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Grower's Collective

By David Downs
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

On Oct. 24 we wrote, “Walking down the creaking stairs to the street, we were of two minds about Forty Acres. The place felt like it could be shut down at any time. Or it could stubbornly persist for years until the day that weed is legal and the word "dispensary" joins "speakeasy" and "bathtub gin" in the dustbin of history.”

We should have said "weeks." Amid the historic legalization of pot in two Western states, Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Grower's Collective in Berkeley is again facing closure. The landlord of the unlicensed collective has sued to evict the natty, three-year-old club on San Pablo. On Nov. 2, an Alameda County Superior Court jury voted in support of the landlord.

The Sheriff’s Department is scheduled to evict the week of Nov. 26, according to reports.

Forty Acres will appeal, attorney Whitney Leigh told the Merc. “"We're disappointed with the decision, but it's far from over."

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