Ms. Melinda L. Haag is guilty of abuse of power. Her gratuitous prosecution of medical cannabis dispensaries in Northern California falls outside the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The most recent of these abuses involves a civil forfeiture action filed on July 9, 2012 against the landlords of Harborside Health Center in Oakland, CA.
Despite Harborside's strict adherence to state law, and despite Ms. Haag's own pledge to target only those dispensaries operating in violation of that law, she has arbitrarily established her own standard for prosecution, i.e. the size of the dispensary in question.
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