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Monday Press Conference Will Detail Lawsuit To Halt Federal Medical Marijuana Crackdown



SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers for a growing coalition of Californians who suddenly find themselves under attack by the state’s four U.S. Attorneys — including patients, property owners and medical cannabis cooperatives — will file suit against the federal government, seeking an immediate halt to a statewide crackdown.

The lawsuit will be brought simultaneously in each of the four federal districts in California — San Francisco (Northern), Sacramento (Eastern), Los Angeles (Central) and San Diego (Southern) — where U.S. Attorneys have threatened criminal prosecution of both tenants and landlords where medical cannabis cooperatives exist. The four U.S. Attorneys have also threatened the landlords with forfeiture of their properties.

A press conference will be held in San Francisco Monday morning to announce the lawsuit.

Who: Patients, landlords and medical cannabis cooperatives
What: Press conference to announce lawsuit against U.S. government
When: 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7
Where: Kumin Sommers LLP

The Flood Building
870 Market Street, Suite 428,
San Francisco

The lawsuit will seek an immediate order from a federal judge to stop the crackdown on cooperatives, property owners and businesses that support them. (Americans for Safe Access also filed suit last month against the federal government, but did not seek an immediate restraining order.)

“This is multipronged, organized effort to get into court and to send a message to the federal government that we need to stop the aggression and sit down and talk reasonably about these issues,” said San Francisco attorney Matt Kumin, one of the lawyers bringing the federal suit forward.

Details of the lawsuit of the lawsuit will be discussed at Monday’s press conference. Plaintiffs and attorneys will be available for interviews.


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  • Michael Hennigan

    Under the 10th amendment States should stand alone. If states do not defend their state laws and instead defer to the federal government, then what good are having states? We essentially have no states when this happens and live under the one american state with 50 counties.

  • Myle Higher

    PLEASE admit US Patent “6630507” into the evidence to help the cause!

    “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.”

    Filed by “The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC)”


    good about time someone sues the GOVT. hope they win their lawsuit & make the asses pay for all the shit they do to dispensaries &the patients. what gets me the state passes the medical law but yet the GOVT. has to stick their noses in when they were one of the ones who supported the law being passed in the 1st place. i say KUDOS for bringing alawsuit against the GOVT….