” alt=”” title=”” />Laura Duffy is moving forward with her crusade to wipe out medical marijuana dispensaries in Southern California. The U.S. Attorney has threatened the owner of the building that houses the Mother Earth Cooperative in El Cajon with stiff fines, or confiscation of the property, if the dispensary does not shut its doors by tomorrow.
But dispensary owners, patients, and medical marijuana advocates are not backing down from the fight.
Today, at the steps of the federal courthouse in Downtown San Diego, those representatives said they plan to challenge the action in court if the letter is not rescinded.
“We will take it all way to the supreme court if necessary, says co-op spokesperson, Bob Riedel. “Mother Earth is the only licensed co-op in Southern California. We receive patients from all the major hospitals.
“Duffy is going after the landlord but this fight isn’t between the feds and our landlord, this fight is between the State of California and the Federal Government.”
Even some members of congress are asking Duffy to back down. In a letter to Duffy, congressman, and San Diego mayoral candidate, Bob Filner, called Duffy’s letter to the landlord “a form of unwarranted intimidation.”
– Read the entire article at The San Diego Reader.