Feds Quietly Shut Down Marin Pot Club

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Another one bites the dust
The state's oldest pot club closed over the weekend under pressure from President Barack Obama's Administration, media outlets are reporting.

U.S. Attorney for Northern California Melinda Haag had sent letters to the Marin Alliance For Medical Marijuana, ordering the club to close or face some serious penalties, including asset forfeiture and prison time.

The club left the following message on its website:

"We are very sorry to announce that we have shut our doors until we can resolve certain legal issues. The battle is not over, but we must await further court action that will allow us to reopen, hopefully within a month or two. It's our intention to stay in touch with our member community and keep everyone abreast of the latest developments. Our phone number will remain in operation with message updates and this web site will continue to inform on a regular basis."
Last month, federal prosecutors began forfeiture proceedings against the 600-square-foot Fairfax storefront, despite the fact that the dispensary's landlord was attempting to evict the pot club before the feds could get to it.

Marin Alliance is California's oldest dispensary, operating since 1996. The dispensary's operator, Lynette Shaw, has not been accused of breaking any state or local laws; In fact, she has gotten only support from the town of Fairfax, including a resolution from the City Council and Mayor defending her dispensary.

However, media outlets are reporting that Shaw is no longer responding to the press, and has severed her ties with the Marin Alliance -- for now.

The Marin pot club is the latest casualty in the federal government's crackdown against marijuana dispensaries operating within 1,000 feet of schools or parks. Since October, three clubs in San Francisco closed and one in Oakland has relocated.

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MichaelYevtuck
MichaelYevtuck

Chuck Zito whats with all you USA hells angels cowards using my name to comment and libel me ? stand and fight me like a man you filthy freak flock hiding sissy

MichaelYevtuck
MichaelYevtuck

Chuck  Zito you are such a coward writing how you can beat me on your face book page and then banning me from accepting the challenge . Then  after you know I found out what you did you erased your comments like a coward. your such a rich man's play bitch chuck your all mouth and a big ass to boot. 

MIKE YEVTUCK
MIKE YEVTUCK

 Desert Peyote-Mescalito is my medical plant of choice for pain. I been cutting free free free Peyote in a near by desert since 1971. and its all free and many new sprouts are growing up every time I go back. this is the cure and its free for the taking if you know where to look. no government hassles either. they dont even think of peyote. the joke is on them the way I see it. AND ITS FREE!

MIKE YEVTUCK
MIKE YEVTUCK

 quit your whining sniveling and complaining and go buy illegal pot from your local hippie pot dealer or local biker gang member. there is plenty out there to smoke up. I been smoking grass since 1971 and I never worried about pot lawsand I never been pinched-busted either in all those years. I do what I want in my life. im a nonconformist rebel from the 1960s and I aint giving in to them pigs! GOD MADE POT MAN MADE LIQUOR, WHO DO YOU TRUST?

Guesto
Guesto

And the Cartel rejoices. Ain't Joaquin Guzman happy!Good thing our Government is preventing us from enterprising! Wouldn't want Americans making too much money like those Mexicans!!

Formible
Formible

Fuck the DEA and Obama, that lying son of a bitch.

Ftd826
Ftd826

dont the feds have anything better to do. it is shameful 

Novart
Novart

You're a bad troll

Michael Yevtuck
Michael Yevtuck

He is a cnt Hells angel or a man that dates hells angels in a temper because his flock cannot stand up to me

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