| Posted on Wed, June, 15th 2011 by THCFinder
The failed war on drugs continues to battle against those trying to help the community in a positive way. When will this nonsense every stop?
RAINIER — Cora Dreyer arrived at her self-owned and operated business on June 7 only to find a note saying a US attorney’s letter awaited her at the post office.
Dreyer received the letter because her business, Big River Cannabis Club, is in violation of federal law.
The letter dated June 3 from the U.S. Attorney for the district of Oregon, Dwight Holton, said “It has come to investigators’ attention that you may be operating a ‘dispensary’ for marijuana, or that property you own may be being used as a marijuana dispensary. Both Oregon and federal law make it illegal to sell marijuana — period. It makes no difference what purpose the marijuana is used for, or whether the sale is cloaked as a trade of marijuana in exchange for a ‘donation.’”
The letter went on to say “federal action may include charges for illegal manufacture, distribution or possession with intent to distribute marijuana… for knowingly opening, leasing, maintaining property for manufacture, storage, or distribution of marijuana… as well as federal money laundering.”
So the Big River Cannabis Club sign went down and the for rent sign went up.
“I don’t want to be prosecuted and I don’t want to be trouble. We didn’t want to be a problem,” said Dreyer.
“We got the letter and so we shut the door,” she said.