Feds escalate efforts to close California pot shops

The moves come as a surprise to owners of medical marijuana dispensaries
Los Angeles Times (US)
Friday, October 7, 2011
Federal prosecutors are threatening to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries throughout California, sending letters that warn landlords to stop sales of the drug within 45 days or face the possibility that their property will be seized and they will be charged with a crime. 'It's a complete about-face' of Obama's promise not to target users of medical pot in states that allow it, one group's attorney says.