Fifteen years after the adoption of Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, a great disparity between state and federal drug laws exists in California.
In October, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a crackdown on medical marijuana facilities. The four U.S. Attorneys for California began sending out eviction notices to various medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state. Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for Northern California sent 45 day warning eviction notices to three dispensaries in San Francisco. Since then, three dispensaries in San Francisco have closed and many other dispensary owners and patients across the Bay Area are worried about what will happen to California’s medical marijuana laws.