Oakland Makes New Attempt to Save Harborside Health Center

 by lucy

Two weeks ago, the city of Oakland’s lawsuit that challenged the federal government’s right to shut down Harborside Health Center was thrown out by a US magistrate judge.  This meant that the city could not stop the federal government from trying to shut down the renowned collective.

US magistrate judge Maria-Elena James ruled that Oakland’s intervention could not be carried out via the legal avenue the city had chosen.  The city was suing under the Administrative Procedure Act, which governs the way federal agencies establish regulations.  James did not believe that the city met the legal requirements to sue under that act.

Now, the city of Oakland is appealing James’ dismissal of the lawsuit.  The city filed a notice yesterday that it is seeking a review of the case by the US Court of Appeals in San Fransisco.

The city has argued that Harborside is a cornerstone in their community and a shining example of medical marijuana compliance.



6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    Chubbs said on Mar 1, 2013

    I love OAKLAND. Good job guys. way to stand up for Harborside and the patients that enjoy their herb!

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    Quizy said on Mar 1, 2013

    Yeah, one of the few LEGIT spots up here in NorCal… Yeah it's over priced as hell and they offer no rewards, and have alot of shitty employees… but they do have LEGIT testing,,

    It's really awesome that the city of Oakland is going to bat for them (They kinda have to consider the ammount of TaxRevenue HSHS produces for the community.

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    spkavyo said on Mar 1, 2013

    Should of stayed off TV! I hope Oakland can keep Harborside. It is good seeing local government taking a pro medical marijuana stance against the Feds outdated policies.

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    alpha said on Mar 1, 2013

    at least someone has their back

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    redlaser said on Mar 2, 2013

    Hopefully this decision will get a review and get in front of some reasonable judges.

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    Kushsurfin said on Mar 4, 2013

    I agree they should of stayed off tv. Uneducated individuals get the idea that there's all this money out there and forget how many patients are truly helped by mmj

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