December 31, 2011

Market Street Medical Marijuana Cooperative Forced To Close

December 31, 2011
san francisco medical marijuana

san francisco medical marijuanaThe Feds Force Another Legal Medical Marijuana Entity Out Of Business

I received the following sad message from our friends at the San Francisco Market Street Cooperative:
We are closing January 9th due to pressure on our landlords from the feds. (see below)

Dear Market Street Cooperative Members and Supporters,

With much regret we must announce that we will be closing the doors of our dispensary and client services space at 7:00 pm on January 9, 2012. After years of providing affordable medical cannabis and other health services to our community, we are being forced to close after a San Francisco Assistant United States Attorney threatened our landlords with property forfeiture if the cooperative does not stop dispensing cannabis at our current location.

We apologize for the short notice to our members. Unfortunately, we were just notified that our landlords received the forfeiture letter from the feds and had to act fast.

In an effort to assist our members while they locate a new cooperative or collective to obtain their cannabis and other services, we will be offering a 15% discount on all medicine until we close starting January 1. This discount cannot be combined with any other discount.

Our hope is that our closure is temporary. At the present moment we do not have plans to offer delivery services. We hope that our current federal administration will reconsider its attack on California’s medical cannabis patients and caregivers and stick to its promise to allow law abiding cooperatives, such as Market Street Cooperative, to again provide affordable medical cannabis.

Market Street Cooperative has always strived to be a leader in our community by not only providing low cost medical cannabis, but also providing information and free health services to our membership, by donating to community and non-profit organizations, and our commitment to a mission of helping our community, humanity, animals, and the planet. Unfortunately, the federal government would like to see an end to medical cannabis in California and the additional contributions to the community it offers. We hope they do not succeed.

Thank you for your support over the years. We will continue to keep our membership updated as we know more.

In Solidarity,
Market Street Cooperative


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