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SF HopeNet DEA Raid in Progress
by D Gieringer, Cal NORML
Tuesday Dec 20th, 2005 9:54 AM
from a 9:20am email

SanFrancisco, Dec 20th, 2005. Word has it that the DEA are
currently busting Steve & Catherine Smith, directors of the HopeNet
dispensary at 223 9th Street, San Francisco. HopeNet is one of the
most respected patients' groups in San Francisco and has worked
closely with patient activists to assure safe and affordable access
to medical cannabis. This outrage is the sign of a federal
government run truly amok.
More news as it develops....
D Gieringer, Cal NORML
Dale Gieringer (415) 563-5858 // canorml [at]
2215-R Market St. #278, San Francisco CA 94114

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by DdC
Tuesday Dec 20th, 2005 1:13 PM
"If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves."
Howard Zinn, historian and author

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by noclass
Tuesday Dec 20th, 2005 2:16 PM
I was just there. The DEA is waiting out front because they have not secured the warrant yet.
There is an activist blockade of the Hope Net front door.
Suppoert is greatly needed.
Get off the internet, put on your raingear, make sure you don't have any warrants and please help blockade HopeNet folks. This is a political attack on one of the areas most active and compassionate collectives.
Help stop the DEA with your body.
by via asa
Tuesday Dec 20th, 2005 3:03 PM
Breaking News Advisory: 12/20/2005, 11:15 pm (sic)
Contact: Hilary McQuie 510-333-8554

The directors of Hopenet, a San Francisco medical cannabis cooperative, are
currently under detention in an ongoing pre-dawn federal raid on their home
and the cooperative. Steve and Cathy Smith run the highly regarded
1000-member collective, which provides free medicine to over 40 seriously
ill low-income patients on an ongoing basis. DEA officers have reportedly
confiscated 126 starter plants, dried medicine, and computers.

Patients and supporters are gathering outside Hopenet at 223 Ninth st (&
Howard) at this writing, and a press conference is planned for 1 pm,
including speakers from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Hopenet
Cooperative, Americans for Safe Access, and the San Francisco Patients'

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