Oakland Wins Ruling Halting U.S. Bid to Shut Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Magistrate_Judge_Maria-Elen.jpgAccording to an article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

"The city of Oakland, California won a ruling halting a U.S. effort to seize a building housing a medical marijuana dispensary while it appeals the dismissal of its own suit challenging a prosecutor’s bid to close the store.

"U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James said the government won’t be harmed if its bid to seize the building where Harborside Health Center operates is put on hold pending Oakland’s appeal.

"'This is a matter of significant public interest,' James said in a ruling today. Oakland’s lawsuit challenges 'federal action it believes is inappropriate and a threat to its citizens.'”

Read the rest of the story at Bloomberg Businessweek.