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Medical Marijuana Supporters Rally After Raid
by via the Berkeley Daily Planet (reposted)
Saturday Aug 4th, 2007 10:45 AM
Friday, August 3, 2007 : Some 50 people, including four Berkeley city councilmembers, rallied Tuesday at the Maudelle Shirek Building, demanding that federal drug enforcement agents and the Los Angeles Police Department stay out of Berkeley and that the city become a sanctuary for medical marijuana distribution. On July 30, the Los Angeles Police Department ordered the Bank of America to freeze the account of the Berkeley Patients Group, BPG Community Liaison Becky DeKeuster told the Daily Planet on Thursday.
“And on Aug. 1, the U.S. Marshall seized the assets” as indicated by cashier’s checks, DeKeuster said.

And on Thursday when BPG administrators looked at the bank account on line, they saw a debit issued at $9.9 million. “We’re not sure what that’s about,” DeKeuster said, assuming that it means that any funds deposited would immediately be seized.

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