Holy Crackdown, Batman!
A letter from the Dept. of Justice warns medical marijuana dispensaries to shut down within 45 days or face prosecution and forfeiture of property. The Lost Coast Outpost has links and details.
This is from the Wall Street Journal:
The Bush administration sent similar letters to landlords five years ago, lawyers and dispensary operators said. “Nothing ever came of it,” said Roger Diamond, a lawyer representing dispensaries in San Diego and Los Angeles.
The effort comes at a time of legal turmoil among local city officials and pot advocates, as both sides wrangle in court and in city council over exactly how far local authorities can go in limiting the number and location of pot dispensaries.
Both Arcata and Eureka City Councils re-hashed their marijuana dispensary ordinances this week, with questions ranging from whether ditch local regs or stay the course. Arcata City Attorney Nancy Diamond was especially prescient at Wednesday night’s meeting in which she described the Federal government as “increasingly frustrated” at what it sees as an increase in illegal activity.
“They will make a move,” Diamond said.