U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag is still on her crusade to clean up the medical marijuana scene around the Bay Area, and the latest chapter in the saga features at least seven letters that went out to pot clubs in San Jose. Much like those received by dispensaries in S.F. last year, the letters state that the pot clubs are less than 1,000 feet from a school or park.

That has been the tactic of the federal government, at least in Northern California in the last two years, which is to enforce the state guideline that a marijuana dispensary can't be within a 1,000-foot radius of a school. However in some cases, like SoMa's HopeNet, the school in question was a charter school that had been opened within a nearby building long after the dispensary had existed.

In Southern California, the tactic has focused more on allowing communities to ban dispensaries altogether, something that the CA Supreme Court appears likely to allow.

The current round of letters appears to be part of another coordinated, statewide push, with reports of letters received also in San Bernardino and San Francisco this week.

Meanwhile, in their ongoing series about the year after the Oaksterdam raid, Oakland North just published a compelling story centering on actually sick medical marijuana patients, like 34-year-old Sableu Cabildo, who has an inoperable brain tumor.

[CBS 5]
[Oakland North]

All previous medical marijuana coverage on SFist.