Marijuana-Fighting U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag to Speak in S.F. Today, Pot Smokers Will Protest

Not a moment's peace

If Melinda Haag thought being local United States prosecutor would make her famous, it's doubtful she ever imagined it'd be because of a plant.

Her predecessors Joe Russoniello and Kevin Ryan made names for themselves for returning money to cocaine dealers who used frogmen to smuggle powder ashore, and for zealously prosecuting Barry Bonds for lying about steroids (Ryan wrecked his office in the process). Haag is in the news quite a bit these days because the Obama appointee has been overseeing the Justice Department's role in shuttering the local medical marijuana industry.

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