Rally to Save Oaksterdam and Harborside Health Center TODAY in Oakland

 by lucy

From noon until 5PM today, hundreds of marijuana activists are gathering together to protest the Obama Administration’s actions against medical marijuana in Northern California.

The protest will be held at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA.  It will begin at noon and will continue through President Obama’s arrival at Fox Theater at 4:30 PM.

Steph Sherer, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, explained in a press release that, “We’re here to let the president know that there’s a political, and not just a financial, cost to shutting down law-abiding dispensaries.  Patients are demanding that the president take account for his administration’s harmful actions and address medical marijuana like the public health issue that it is.”

Protesters will demand an end to federal interference as well as the firing of Melinda Haag, Northern California’s US Attorney.

Recently, the DEA forced the closure of Oaksterdam, which was a fixture in the medical marijuana community.  Just last week, US Attorney Melinda Haag filed a forfeiture lawsuit against the landlord of Harborside Health Center, which would effectively force the closure of what is regarded to be the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the state.

President Obama is in town to raise funds for his Presidential re-election campaign.

Find out more about the event here: Rally to Save Harborside.



4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    AlabamaDank said on Jul 23, 2012

    Obama is a bitch.

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    AlabamaDank said on Jul 23, 2012

    They could care less about the people who really needs medical marijuana.

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    Boffsdad said on Jul 23, 2012

    why dnt they just put us down. hell iv just been done myself, for the 4th time, & goin agin & still on bail, ovagrow the goverment, from little old NZ green

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    roadkill said on Jul 24, 2012

    i dont think any one should vote this year. send a message if they dont care then neither to we. doesnt matter who we get in office were screwed.

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