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Hercules Medical Marijuana Dispensary Closes

The Hercules Health Center is “temporarily closed," according to its website.

Hercules Health Center, a medical marijuana dispensary on Alfred Nobel Drive, has temporarily closed.

“We are relocating and will announce our new address in the next day or so,” according to its website.

Hercules Health Center, a “state of the art healing center and medical cannabis cooperative,” as stated on its website, opened in a Hercules business park at the end of 2010. Run by in-house chiropractor Dr. Todd Kaufmann, the cannabis center also offered massage, pain-relief therapies and other services, according to the Contra Costa Times.

The Contra Costa Times reported Wednesday that the dispensary had shut down, but did not report knowing why.

However, Hercules Health Center’s business manager Ed Breslin was arrested Monday on a warrant for grand theft, the Contra Costa Times reported. According to the report, Breslin was in dispute with his commercial landlord at 500 Alfred Nobel Drive, over office furniture. The furniture was eventually returned and he was released Tuesday.

The dispensary had residents divided when it first opened in Hercules. Patch readers shared their opinions about the center in 2010.

Commenter Nicole wrote, “This is much more then a place to stop by to pick up some medication. They provided all around care for their patients. Dr. Kaufmann's office is providing his patients more then just purchasing marijuana and marijuana products. This office cares for their patients. …”

Another commenter, Nalini Johal, disagreed and suggested that the dispensary move to another city. “No marijuana dispensary in our clean city please.....will bring in the riff raff …”

What’s your reaction to this dispensary closing? Tell us in the comment section below. 

None March 20, 2013 at 01:05 AM
I think this is just terrible that they have closed their operation down, but why are we so concerned about just “Medical Marijuana?” How about someone marketing some “Medical Crank” or perhaps some “Medical Coke?” Why are they discriminating against others who choose to use another alternative substance to make their life a little more interesting? Have these people no heart or compassion for the others who have decided to use something else other than just plain old “Weed?” It's a sad day!
Just Cause March 26, 2013 at 03:30 PM
http://www.wtcap.com/auction-calendar 12-11906-01 500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suites 185 and 195, Hercules, CA County: Contra Costa March 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREETS), MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA TS Number: 12-11906-01 APN Number: 404-710-006-2 and 404-710-007-0 Estimated Debt: 617,299.82
Just Cause March 26, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Looks like John Troughton and Debra Longwood can't escape foreclosure. What good has he done for this city? Market Hall?
Just Cause March 26, 2013 at 03:40 PM
http://www.tombutt.com/forum/2010/101115a.htm Maybe he and Steve Duran can begin secret talks about a casino!!!!!!!
Just Cause March 26, 2013 at 10:06 PM
12-11906-01 Status: REVERTED BACK TO THE BENEFICIARY Sale Amount: 369,000.00 500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suites 185 and 195, Hercules, CA County: Contra Costa March 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm AT THE COURT STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 725 COURT STREET (CORNER OF MAIN AND COURT STREETS), MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA TS Number: 12-11906-01 APN Number: 404-710-006-2 and 404-710-007-0 Estimated Debt: 617,299.82 Bid Amount: 369,000.00

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