Bay Area medical marijuana dispensaries face a federal crackdown

on December 8, 2011

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.


  1. Mr Freely on December 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Sophie Hann: “well-known” “anecdotally” Why should Californians obey federal law based on your personal anecdote? This is law, not a coffee break at your home.

  2. […] Last autumn the US Department of Justice began a crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries, including sending eviction notices to several in the Bay Area. […]

  3. local medical marijuana dispensaries on June 8, 2012 at 5:51 am

    California’s medical marijuana laws should be implemented properly.There are several local medical marijuana dispensaries that will be affected if concerned people don’t do their job well

  4. local medical marijuana dispensaries on June 11, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Despite the different opinions about using medicinal cannabis for treatment, people with serious ailments can testify that it relieved them from the painful and debilitating symptoms and provide them a functional life. There should be a clear law supporting Medicinal Cannabis patients and protecting them from violating the law. Through this Local Medical Marijuana Dispensaries can be freely accessed by them.

  5. […] Bay Area medical marijuana dispensaries face a federal crackdown […]

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