The legal summary below is timeline of events leading up to the dismissal of United States’ federal asset forfeiture case against Berkeley Patients Group and its landlord.
- Berkeley Patients Group opened on October 31, 1999, and immediately operated in harmony with local government and its neighbors.
- On December 7, 2007, then-Special Agent in Charge Javier Pena drafted a series of letters to landlords renting property to medical marijuana dispensaries around California, reminding them that marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act (Title 21 US Code) and advising them of the Federal government’s right and intent to prosecute. BPG and its landlord refused to be bullied by the tactic and remained open without incident.
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For the past 16 years, the mission of Berkeley Patients Group has been to provide the purest, most effective, and affordable cannabis to our patients. As America’s oldest medical cannabis dispensary, BPG is regarded as an industry leader in testing standards, self-regulation and the development of industry best practices.
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