By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town
Attorney General Eric Holder has said he will no longer respect the rights of patients or the laws of California and is prosecuting medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives.
Activists with the California Cannabis Coalition are responding this Tuesday, October 18, with a rally to defend medicinal cannabis, from 12 noon until 2 p.m., in San Diego. The rally will begin at the Civic Center, 1200 Third Avenue, at noon and go from there to the Federal Building, 880 Front Street.
In San Diego, the local U.S. Attorney, Laura Duffy, has issued letters to every medical marijuana collective and their landlords ordering that they cease operation within 45 days, or federal officials will confiscate the buildings in which they reside.
San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith is coordinating and providing the feds with information for their planned assault on medical marijuana providers. He has also launched his own medical marijuana offensive, planning to sue every collective in the city.
"Help us defend the collectives and coops of San Diego!" said Craig Beresh of California Cannabis Coalition. "Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at noon at the Civic Center Plaza, where the city attorney's office is located.
"We will have a rally; from there, we will march to the Federal Building, where Laura Duffy's office is located, where we will have another rally," Beresh explained.
To voice your protest, you can also call:
President Obama, 202-456-1111
Attorney General Eric Holder, 202-353-1555
U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy: 619-557-5610
San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith: 619-236-6220
Article From Toke of the Town and republished with special permission.