City counters federal government suit against Berkeley Patients Group

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Berkeley Patients Group, located on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, is one of the city's three licensed medical cannabis dispensaries.

The city of Berkeley is claiming that the closure of BPG would lead to a significant decrease in city tax revenue and would encourage illegal marijuana sales. The closure would also negate the city’s efforts to implement regulated medical marijuana dispensaries, which it stated “positively impact the health, safety and well-being of all City of Berkeley residents.”
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Weeding out unfairness

CITY AFFAIRS: The courts should side with Oakland in its challenge against the federal government’s crackdown on medical marijuana.

Oakland deserves to win its bold challenge to the federal government that authorities should not shut down medical marijuana dispensaries operating in full compliance with state law. Due to a crackdown on medical marijuana initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice last year, many California dispensaries face the possibility of
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