Fed refuses to order Harborside to stop selling pot

January 8, 2013 12:26:30 PM PST
A Bay Area medical marijuana dispensary, that bills itself as the nation's largest, has won another round in its fight to stay open amid a federal crackdown.

A federal magistrate in San Francisco has refused to order Harborside Health Center to stop selling pot, while the government tries to prove the center is illegal and must close. Harborside's landlords in Oakland and San Jose say that they're at risk as long as pot is sold in their building because a U.S. attorney has threatened to seize those rental properties if it continues.