City officials on Wednesday began the process of shutting down medical marijuana shops next to homes as part of strict new regulations to be rolled out next year.
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A lawful San Jose dispensary has been ordered to vacate in latest federal crackdown to challenge state laws.
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Nation’s Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary Fights In Federal Court To Stay Open in Oakland and San Jose
For more than six years, the federal government watched quietly as Harborside Medical Center grew to become the nation's largest medical marijuana dispensary despite knowing that its operations were illegal under federal law.
The city of Oakland became the first known jurisdiction yesterday to sue the federal government over its attempts to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries, escalating the local-federal battle over criminalization of the drug.
Taxes are never far from Dave Hodges' mind. According to the state of California, Hodges, the founder and operator of the All American Cannabis Club in San Jose, owes almost a quarter million dollars in back taxes. According to Hodges, the state owes him -- about $11,000, in taxes he "mistakenly" paid.
Aside from strikes at the medical marijuana industry's most vocal, visible, and influential leaders, little rhyme or reason has accompanied the federal Justice Department's crackdown on California cannabis.
San Jose lawmakers took a major step toward downsizing and regulating the city's thriving medical marijuana industry on Tuesday, adopting a package of zoning regulations and laws that will sharply limit how and where pot collectives can operate and initially cap their number at 10.
In the scramble to raise revenues, city, state and federal governments have considered slapping taxes on nearly everything they can figure that qualifies as a vice.