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1. The Obama Justice Department has warned the City of Oakland that its plan to tax and regulate four large medical cannabis farms early next year is illegal, California Watch reports, citing anonymous sources. The Justice Department says that because the farms will be separate business entities from medical marijuana dispensaries, then the required direct link between patients and cultivators will be broken. The city, however, is setting up the farms that way so it can tax them. Oakland City Attorney John Russo, a medical cannabis supporter, has also expressed concerns that the pot farms will be illegal.