Thursday, January 12, 2012

KGO Vid: Longtime SF Pot Club
Shuttered by US Dept of Justice

The presser at the Federal Building on Golden Gate Avenue on Monday attracted a crowd of about 50 clients and workers of the Market Street Coop, along with a good number of media folks looking for a story.

I'm proud to have been a member of this medical marijuana dispensary that is the fifth such operation in the city forced to close because of President Obama's Department of Justice threatening landlords.

Our news conference to tell U.S. prosecutor Melinda Haag was the first protest over the recent dispensary closures across California, and I don't expect it to be the last.

There was also an emotionally-charged love-in and rally at the coop's headquarters on Market near Laguna, as they sold their final bag of medicinal herb on Monday evening. 

The clip above is from one of the TV newscasts on the closure and is the one most pleasing to the coop's former workers, so I'm sharing it at their request. Kudos to KGO-TV for their report.

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