City of Oakland Joins World's Largest Pot Shop To Fight Feds
I guess someone probably should have told him that guilt or innocence doesn't matter in civil asset forfeiture cases. There can be no question that his property committed a federal crime and is thus subject to forfeiture. The fact that no human is charged with any offense is completely irrelevant.“In July of 2012, a civil forfeiture notice was taped to our front door, and we were shocked,” says Harborside founder Steve DeAngelo, “because our model has always been about legal compliance and responsibility."
“Nobody, including U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, has ever made any allegation that Harborside has violated California laws regarding cannabis—nobody,” states DeAngelo plainly.