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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
OAKLAND -- Locally-owned businesses along Oakland's Telegraph Avenue flew green flags outside their storefronts Monday afternoon in solidarity with several hundred protesters outside nearby City Hall speaking out against President Barack Obama's recent crackdown on medical marijuana.

"We are here today to send a message so loud that not even the president will be able to ignore it," Steve D'Angelo, director of Oakland's Harborside Health Care, which calls itself the "nation's largest dispensary," told the crowd as it erupted into cheers.
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