California Dems Say “No!” to Medical Marijuana Crackdown, Federal Interference in CO, WA

CALIFORNIA: SoCal activist Lanny Swerdlow recently notified us that the California Democratic Party passed two historic resolutions on the issue of marijuana at its Executive Board meeting in Costa Mesa on Sunday, July 21. [Read more…]

Berkeley Fights Feds on Medical Marijuana

CALIFORNIA: On Wednesday, the city of Berkeley, Ca. filed a legal claim in a federal asset forfeiture case against the landlord of a medical marijuana dispensary in the city, Berkeley Patients Group.

The city is working to keep Berkeley Patients Group open, claiming it will lose tax money as a result of the mandated forfeiture.  The city also claims that the government action interferes with its plans to regulate and monitor medical marijuana businesses.  Berkeley believes that the federal government’s forfeiture suits will lead to an increase in unregulated medical marijuana businesses. [Read more…]