A battle royale between California’s medical cannabis patients and the federal government is taking shape in Mendocino County, where local officials were recently slapped with subpoenas from the U.S. Attorneys Office in San Francisco. The target: Mendocino County’s pioneering regulations governing medical cannabis cultivation.
In light of ongoing federal dispensary raids around the state, in January 2012 the county suspended its system of selling zip-ties as part of its Ordinance 9.31 medical cannabis cultivation program. In February, supervisors passed a more restrictive medical cannabis cultivation law in Mendocino County. Now, Mendocino County supervisors have hired a Bay Area lawyer to respond to subpoenas seeking records about the suspended medical cannabis cultivation program, the Ukiah Daily Journal reports.