Feds Now Targeting Pot Dispensary Landlords

10.21.11 Bucky Turco

Despite his assurances on the campaign trail and a really hopeful memo in 2009 from the Department of Justice, President Obama has all but abandoned his promise of not harassing states that have passed medical weed laws and now federal prosecutors are employing a new tactic to try and foce dispensaries out of business.

They’re sending out letters to landlords warning them that can also be arrested.

Worried that it could lead to the forfeiture of their property, many landowners are caving in from the government’s pressure, resulting in the closure of businesses that are otherwise legal under state law. It should also be pointed out that they help people and generate much needed revenue. (Photo: Dank Depot/flickr)