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Feds threaten Oakland over plan to license marijuana farms


Federal prosecutors have told the city of Oakland, California, that they will prosecute pot farmers operating under the city's planned marijuana licensing scheme.

A letter from US Attorney Melinda Haag said the city's ordinance, which city council passed last year, breaks federal law and opens marijuana growers to prosecution.

And in a reference that some have interpreted as a threat to Oakland's officials and city councilors, Haag also warned that anyone who "knowingly facilitates" marijuana cultivation could also be prosecuted.


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Comment by Joe Tittiger
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The real issue here is that California is turning a right into a permission with their licensing scheme.


Comment by Joe Tittiger
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You need a good sheriff that will arrrest any feds that come into the area for starters.  Also look at what AZ is doing:


02-04-2011  • 

Members of the Arizona Legislature, led by Republican Senate President Russell Pearce, have introduced a bill that attempts to grant the state the power to ignore federal laws it does not want to comply with.

If passed and signed into law, Senate Bill 1433 would create a 12-member committee within the state legislature with the power to review and recommend to the full Legislature laws they think are unconstitutional. The full Legislature would then have the power to nullify the federal statute by a majority vote.


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