Bay Area medical marijuana dispensaries face a federal crackdown

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.

3 Comments

  1. Mr Freely

    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. 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

  3. 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.

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