CALIFORNIA: The feds never kicked down the door of Tony Jalali’s building and raided the medical pot shops that rented space from him.
Letters were sent to him informing him that having a dispensary in his Orange County office building violated U.S. law and it could be taken from him. Once a lawsuit was filed against him by the U.S. government, Jalali booted the lone remaining clinic.
Jalali now is fighting back, challenging the efforts of federal prosecutors who are using a well-established law that allows for the seizure of property linked to criminal activity.
Jalali, 59, believes he’s been unfairly targeted in an ongoing crackdown on pot shops across California.