Federal Government Escalated Assault on Harborside

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 10:55 am

The Federal government has taken its assault on Harborside Health Center, one of America’s largest and best known medical marijuana dispensaries, to a new level. From the San Francisco Chronicle: Federal authorities said Wednesday that they plan to seize the Oakland property used by Harborside Health Center, which is believed to be the nation’s largest [...]

Obama’s Multi-Agency War on Medical Marijuana

By: Monday October 10, 2011 9:57 am

When Barack Obama ran for president he promised to respect the states’ medical marijuana laws.  But since taking office Obama has been steadily using more and more parts of the federal government to wage a war on medical marijuana. His Administration’s actions as of late have become so aggressively anti-medical marijuana that the Drug Policy [...]

US Attorneys in California Threaten to Prosecute Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

By: Friday October 7, 2011 3:08 pm

The Obama administration’s war against medical marijuana ratcheted up in a major way. Today, in a joint press conference, the four United States attorneys in charge of California announced that they will start prosecuting medical marijuana dispensaries for violating the federal law against marijuana.From Rolling Stone: The state’s four United States attorneys announced at a [...]

IRS Ruling Could Cripple Entire Medical Marijuana Industry

By: Wednesday October 5, 2011 10:37 am

The IRS has ruled that Harborside Health Center, one of California’s largest medical marijuana dispensaries, owes $2.5 million in taxes. Such a large tax bill could potentially force Harborside out of business. The problem is not that Harborside has been involved in any form of tax evasion or attempts to defraud the government. The issue [...]

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