Weed Wins: DOJ Drops Lawsuit Against Nation's Largest Pot Dispensary
The nation's largest medical marijuana dispensary is no longer battling the federal government to stay open after the DOJ dropped its case.By Grant Suneson | May 3, 2016
A legal victory for the country’s largest medical marijuana dispensary is being hailed as a symbolic victory for pro-pot activists nationwide.
Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California, has been embroiled in a legal battle with the federal government since 2012. But on Tuesday the center announced the government dropped its case.
In 2012, then-U.S. attorney Melinda Haag threatened to seize the building, claiming it was being used for illegal activity. Haag has since left that job, and the anti-pot sentiment seemed to go with her.