Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Federal Judge: Landlords Can't Stop Cannabis Sales

Posted By on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 4:41 PM

The Harborside Health Center in Oakland, Calif. - often recognized as the largest cannabis health center in the nation - will remain open for now, despite its landlord's attempt to halt cannabis sales there.

Harborside, which opened six years ago, was hauled into court last year in a forfeiture case against the building's owner. After feds threatened to take the property and Harborside remained open (and still paying rent), the building's owners asked a judge to halt the sale of cannabis until the forfeiture case is resolved. But landlords have no right to demand the halt of sales, Magistrate Maria-Elena James said in the ruling, and so far the federal government has not raided the center.

The ruling allows Harborside to continue serving approximately 100,000 registered patients (!) until the forfeiture case goes to court ... or until the federal government decides to back off. Please?

Go. Judge. James.

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