Obama Attempts to Seize Property of Largest Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Obama Attempts to Seize Property of Largest Medical Cannabis DispensaryEric Blair
Activist Post

Cannabis is becoming widely recognized for itsdiverse medical uses and the trend toward marijuana legalization is clearly on the rise, but someone forgot to tell the Obama administration.

Despite Obama’s 2008 sympathetic campaign rhetoric that he would honor states rights and protect medical marijuana patients, he continues to crackdown on legal medical pot.

This time the Feds are going after the world’s largest medial cannabis dispensary which is bound to infuriate marijuana advocates.

Reuters reported today:

Federal prosecutors have filed civil forfeiture actions against an Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world’s largest, as part of a crackdown by U.S. authorities on California’s massive cannabis trade.

The lawsuits, filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, seek forfeiture of two properties where Harborside Health Center operates, said Melinda Haag, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.

This is not the first time the Feds have tried to destroy Harborside using backdoor technicalities in lieu of overt SWAT raids.  The Harborside Health Center has also been targeted by the IRS. Although Harborside has gone above and beyond to report all income, they were slapped with a $2.5 million tax bill and denied the right to claim any legitimate business expenses.  To make matters worse, Harborside was also hit with abusive local taxes that were raised 4000% and had to be prepaid in advance.

For anyone who wants to know the lengths to which Harborside has complied with the endless regulations, their struggle is recorded on Discovery’s TV show Weed Wars.  Watch the clip below for a taste of their battle to delivery natural medicine to ailing patients:

The Feds announced last year that they would go after property owners who rent to lawful medical marijuana shops. This new property forfeiture (confiscation) case is the first high profile case of this type.

It’s just one of the covert tactics Obama is using to intimidate and attack legalized medical cannabis.

Multiple polls show over 75% of Americans support legalizing medical pot with over half the population supporting outright legalization. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, while fifteen states have decriminalized personal possession.

Around the world other nations are finally beginning to see the folly of prosecuting cannabis crimes.  Columbia and Uruguay are leading full scale legalization efforts in Latin America.

Obama and the Feds are clearly on the wrong side of history and risk facing universal ridicule for their continued war against marijuana.

Make your voice known and tell Feds what you think about their war on medical marijuana in states who voted to legalize it.  Please comment below.

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4 Responses to "Obama Attempts to Seize Property of Largest Medical Cannabis Dispensary"

  1. ahmrita  July 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    get real guys, i will support you with all your endavours, but not drug use, there are other ways then getting well with mind numbing drugs. i have worked in the psychiatric system long enough to see the problems thc causes. lay off drugs and work on real holistic prevention.

    • Robert Edwin House Jr.  July 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      I don’t think this is your call, or the governments call to decide what kind of herbs we can or can’t smoke. The government loves to say its the land of the free yet we are still being prosecuted. It’s better than some chemical combine in pill form that keeps you addicted to pill popping. Marijuana is a plant for goodness sake! A weed! And a creation of mother nature is being outlawed! Who has made it dangerous? a natural plant god intended to create is outlawed by a fascist government that claims it to be a free country. It’s time to treat people like adults and make our own decisions

  2. R1  July 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Ahmrita – go further then. If I follow your logic, then any drug should be illegal. All legal ones included. Any painkiller, any antidepressant pill, any energy pill, any feel good pill, any calm the f*ck down pill. Do you actually have any idea of what cannabis can do when used properly? Whatever your political views are, science and medicine speak for themselves. So try and find out more before you leave a comment. In any case, it’s not up to you or Obama, even if you have the holistic way – although if you do, keep working at it and help people get out of personal problems this way – even better!! If you can be a breakthrough in our f*cked up world, do it. But I should be able to grow my weed, it’s MY right and I don’t care about any law written by some doctors and pharmaceutical cartel decades ago. Tss… drug use… just look around you, don’t tell me you don’t see the drug use. You’re on the wrong slope, get out of it quickly is my advice! With Regards,

  3. Bill C.  July 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    This is ridiculous, Obama said he would leave Medical cannabis alone, and let the states decide whether or not as to make it available for Medical purposes, now I can see this is Bullshit once again. Why not make alcohol illegal, it is responsible for shootings, rapes, fights, etc. You don’t see people on cannabis committing such behavior because they are too relaxed and level headed to get involved in violence. And, to Ahmrita, shut up, don’t you even know that almost ALL your Pharmaceutical drugs are derived from plant extracts? do your research a bit better before making yourself look like a fool, Or, are you a drug rep? raking in the big bucks? so this alternative treatment that gets people off of narcotics for pain and other medical ailments? I can’t stand people like you that are so quick to judge, especially for a natural plant that grows wild and has so many medicinal qualities – or perhaps you just enjoy all the negatives of alcohol?


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