Oakland city officials subject to arrest over pot laws

December 18, 2010 5:11:18 PM PST
Oakland is facing another possible legal hurdle in its efforts to regulate and tax marijuana farms.

The website California Watch obtained a letter sent by Alameda County district attorney to Mayor-elect Jean Quan. The district attorney warns that city officials could be subject to arrest by federal drug agents if they decide Oakland is violating California's medical marijuana law.

The Oakland city council approved an ordinance allowing marijuana cultivation in July. It is set to meet Tuesday to discuss the issue. Applications for marijuana growing permits are due the next day.