Harborside Health Center Still Open, Will Fight Federal Forfeiture Threat

The largest medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland will stay open and fight federal forfeiture claims against its leased property, said operator Stephen DeAngelo, during a Thursday morning press conference at Oakland City Hall.

Yesterday, the 100,000-patient dispensary alerted its customers and the media that the federal government had filed forfeiture claims against Harborside’s building at 1840 Embarcadero and their location in San Jose. The federal government can seize property under current drug laws if the property is used in the distribution of a drug — in this case, federally illegal cannabis.

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