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News, The Snitch Feds Block Security, Armored Car Companies From Cash-Only Marijuana Clubs

Feds Block Security, Armored Car Companies From Cash-Only Marijuana Clubs

Medical marijuana dispensaries don't cause crime, studies have shown. In fact, they may prevent it. So why is the federal Justice Department doing everything it can to make pot clubs ideal robbery targets? Last year, the feds told credit card…
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News, The Snitch Berkeley Sues Feds Over Medical Marijuana Closure. When Will S.F. Join Legal Battle?

Berkeley Sues Feds Over Medical Marijuana Closure. When Will S.F. Join Legal Battle?

Oakland, Berkeley Both Fighting Cannabis Crackdown; San Francisco Not Joining Anytime Soon It may be time to face facts: The East Bay is simply more down with marijuana than San Francisco.The City of Berkeley has filed a lawsuit against the…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Dispensary Mocks U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag With Dr. Seuss-Like Cartoon (Video)

Marijuana Dispensary Mocks U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag With Dr. Seuss-Like Cartoon (Video)

By most measures, Harborside Health Center's fight with the federal Justice Department is going well. The nation's largest medical cannabis dispensary went untouched for nearly a year during the recent federal crackdown that began in October 2011. Even now,…
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News, The Snitch Harborside Health Center Chief Asks Obama to Freeze Federal Crackdown on Pot Clubs

Harborside Health Center Chief Asks Obama to Freeze Federal Crackdown on Pot Clubs

Last week, President Barack Obama informed and entertained pot smokers across the nation with his sorta pro-marijuana comments, claiming (once again) that his administration has bigger problems to tackle than pot. In short, he fed marijuana advocates the same line…
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News, The Snitch Harborside Health Center: Feds Say Oakland Can't Stop Them From Shuttering Pot Club

Harborside Health Center: Feds Say Oakland Can't Stop Them From Shuttering Pot Club

The federal government is now arguing that the City of Oakland shouldn't be allowed to prevent the feds from closing down Harborside Health Center, the state's largest medical marijuana dispensary. As our weed readers probably recall, Oakland filed a lawsuit…
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News, The Snitch Harborside Health Center: Landlord Can't Evict Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Harborside Health Center: Landlord Can't Evict Medical Marijuana Dispensary

California Court Upholds State Law; Federal Court Next on Dec. 20Oakland's Harborside Health Center is in the business of selling medical marijuana. This is obvious to anyone -- and in particular the dispensary's landlord, who last week had her effort…
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News, The Snitch Haborside Health Center: Oakland Files Lawsuit Against Feds to Prevent Closure of Pot Club

Haborside Health Center: Oakland Files Lawsuit Against Feds to Prevent Closure of Pot Club

Oakland filed a complaint in United States District Court today in an attempt to stop the feds from shutting down the state's largest medical marijuana dispensary. The feds are trying to seize the building along the Embarcadero where the Harborside…
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News, The Snitch Nation's Biggest Marijuana Dispensary Is Wearing Out Its Welcome in San Jose

Nation's Biggest Marijuana Dispensary Is Wearing Out Its Welcome in San Jose

It is no secret that Harborside Health Center sells medical cannabis. Harborside sells lots and lots of it, according to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, who wants to shut down the dispensary's two locations in Oakland and San Jose, in part…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana: Feds Show Little Interest in San Jose, Where Dispensaries Are Illegal

Medical Marijuana: Feds Show Little Interest in San Jose, Where Dispensaries Are Illegal

Aside from strikes at the medical marijuana industry's most vocal, visible, and influential leaders, little rhyme or reason has accompanied the federal Justice Department's crackdown on California cannabis.U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag offered no comment or explanation as her office shut…
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News, The Snitch Oakland City Leaders Are Picking Marijuana Over Murders, <i>Chronicle</i> Columnist Says

Oakland City Leaders Are Picking Marijuana Over Murders, Chronicle Columnist Says

What the hell are Oakland city leaders smoking these days? As the Chron's Chip Johnson astutely notes this week, Oakland city leaders' priorities are completely ass backwards, as evidenced by their reaction to the two biggest news stories in the…
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News, The Snitch Feds Move to Close Harborside Health Center, California's Biggest Marijuana Dispensary

Feds Move to Close Harborside Health Center, California's Biggest Marijuana Dispensary

The federal Justice Department's crackdown on California's medical marijuana industry escalated Monday when the government moved to shut down the state's largest cannabis dispensary.U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag filed paperwork July 6 to seize the Oakland and San Jose locations of…
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Dining, SFoodie THCafe's Ganja Mango Lassi: Edibles Go Drinkable

THCafe's Ganja Mango Lassi: Edibles Go Drinkable

Ah, the weather is finally changing. 'Tis the season when a foggy, cold San Francisco winter reluctantly hands over the reins to a ... well, a foggy, cold San Francisco summer. Feh. That's why it's a good thing to avoid…
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News, The Snitch Tea Party Warrior: Report Medical Marijuana Clubs to the IRS and Get Rich

Tea Party Warrior: Report Medical Marijuana Clubs to the IRS and Get Rich

For Paul Chabot, the War on Drugs is personal indeed: Before he became a Navy man, a campus cop, and a former National Drug Control Policy staffer, he was in drug rehab for alcohol and marijuana addiction himself -- at…
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News, The Snitch <i>Weed Wars</i>: Watch a 5-Year Old Use Medical Marijuana Tonight

Weed Wars: Watch a 5-Year Old Use Medical Marijuana Tonight

A few common schools of thought persist in the medical marijuana debate -- on one end, doubters point to young men at dispensaries and say that the drug is widely abused by people who are "not that sick." On the…
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Culture, The Rolling Paper Rolling Paper: The Right Way to Take Your Medicine

Rolling Paper: The Right Way to Take Your Medicine

You're a human being. That makes you a unique snowflake. You're also a cannabis patient, which means you have a medical condition that's unique to you. Just as you wouldn't easily fit into your neighbor's jeans or your grandmother's robe,…
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News, The Snitch Pot Baron Steve DeAngelo Calls For More Compassion in World of Corporate Marijuana

Pot Baron Steve DeAngelo Calls For More Compassion in World of Corporate Marijuana

Steve DeAngelo cares. The owner of Oakland's Harborside Health Center -- the largest medical cannabis dispensary in the United States, with some 60,000 patients and counting -- wants to "flip the switch" on the burgeoning cannabis industry, from corporate back…
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