Feds Crack Down on "World's Largest" Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Looks like the Feds are going after an Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that calls itself the world's largest, and is featured on the Discovery reality TV show Weed Wars.

Reuters reports:

Federal prosecutors have filed civil forfeiture actions against an Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest, as part of a crackdown by U.S. authorities on California's massive cannabis trade.

The lawsuits, filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, seek forfeiture of two properties where Harborside Health Center operates, said Melinda Haag, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.

Haag said, "The larger the operation, the greater the likelihood that there will be abuse of the state's medical marijuana laws and marijuana in the hands of individuals who do not have a demonstrated medical need."

Meanwhile, the dispensary says on its website, "Harborside has nothing to be ashamed of, and will contest the Federal actions openly and publicly, with every legal means at our disposal."

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AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at July 12, 2012, 6:25am