Club One Collective – Federal Court Update

A team of attorneys along with six defendants were in Department 5 of the San Diego Federal Courthouse Tuesday, January 10, 2012, before Judge Anello to file a motion to continue an alleged case of conspiracy to distribute and manufacture cannabis, among other charges typical of the injustice of federal interference in California state law.

The motion was granted by the judge to provide the defense ample time to view discovery with regard to the
legitimacy of a wire tape order.

Attorneys Michael McCabe, Paul Turner, Knut Johnson, James Dicks and Mark Bluemel will be working together on behalf of all co-defendants. The next court appearance, a status hearing, is scheduled for February 21, 2012, in Department 5 on the 3rd Floor of the San Diego Federal Court Building at 940 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101.

Defendants James Brand, Ronnie Chang, Gary Maddox, Hal Douglas, Peter Suhan and Amanda Ventura, allegedly connected to Club One Collective/ Extreme Holistic Care, endured swat style raids and arrests and all are out on bond.

This case appears to be an example of the federal government victimizing state law compliant cannabis patients and it is important to note, according to Mr. McCabe, attorney for Ronnie Chang, that only just over 100 plants were confiscated from the multiple dwellings raided.

Terrie Best, San Diego Americans for Safe Access Court Support Coordinator

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