Oakland City Council to discuss pot legal concerns

December 21, 2010 8:32:53 AM PST
The Oakland City Council will discuss legal concerns about the new law regulating and taxing marijuana farms.

The council approved an ordinance in July allowing large-scale marijuana cultivation.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley says the measure could open up city officials to arrests by federal drug agents.

City Attorney John Russo has told council members that law enforcement officials in Washington have expressed concerns to him about the cultivation law.