by David Downs
You can't keep a good club down.
Berkeley Patients Group writes on its website that it has reopened today, December 19, at 2366 San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley. In an email this morning to Group members, the club announced hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at its new storefront.
U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag shut down Berkeley Patients Group's original storefront location at 2747 San Pablo Ave. in May of this year, signifying a then-high point of the now-fourteen month-long federal crackdown on California medical marijuana businesses.
The city-permitted club went delivery-only as it searched for a new location, which many thought it would be unable to find, due to landlord fears of federal forfeiture. Another large East Bay club, Harborside Health Center fights forfeiture attempts in federal court tomorrow.
More on Berkeley Patients Group as it breaks.