You think that you’re doing things the right way you think that you’re law abiding citizen and these civil asset forfeiture proceedings, these police can come and devastate your life too. It’s not the other guy it can be you. I’m James Slatic, a Midwest distribution CEO and we were medical marijuana company here in California and San Diego and we’re in business for several years supplying patients throughout the state. We operate the business legally in compliance with all california and local laws we pay taxes on the state, local, and national level, being as compliant as possible with the scrutiny than any medical marijuana companies under one of the key things we had our best professional advisors and CPAs at all times looking at our procedures and doing our tax returns. 7:30 in the morning, on January 28th, 2016 , the San Diego joint Narcotics Task Force broke down the front door with a sledgehammer, came in with their automatic weapons about 18 came in the front door about ten came in the back door. They pointed guns at the heads of the employees that were there, they took all of our products, all of our computers, servers laptops, business records, destroyed the place, than just threw everything all over the floor and basically destroyed the company. But I’ve never been charged, didn’t commit any crimes. So they took over 300,000 from the business, over a hundred thousand from my family, my account, my wife’s account, my kids account and my moms safe deposit box. My name’s Penny Cohen, I go to the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. I work at Starbucks, and I’m a senior in high school. I was with my mom at the grocery store and she tried to use her card to pay for the groceries and her card got declined, so we tried to use my ATM card and my card also got declined. So then we called James and figured out that all of our accounts had been frozen. My name’s Annette Slatic, I work at the VA hospital in La Jolla, I’m a X-ray tech, and I’ve been providing breast cancer screenings for women veterans since 2008. My paycheck had just been direct deposited when I found out my accounts were frozen and I was just about to make a tuition payment for my daughter at San Jose State, and I had nothing left. The accounts that were seized were my college savings account and my checking account, it was either money my mom had saved up since I was a child or money that I had earned from work. My name is Lily Cohen and I’m a sophomore at San Jose State University. I mean it’s definitely been different I’ve had to rely a lot more on my own paycheck and making sure I’m saving enough money for me. But am I gonna be able to make my housing payments on time, are we gonna have enough money to put me through college, not have to rely on myself for things like textbooks, groceries, all that. The kids have never had anything to do with it, they’re high school and college students. My eighty-six year old mom and her support has been devastated by this, my wife, a federal government employee has had her bank account seized. There’s got to be some legal system that protects people like that from having their money taken. You don’t know if you’re ever going to get this money back, but you’re certainly going to fight. I’d like to be able to, you know take care of my family and rebuild my life. We’re teaming up with the Institute for Justice to go to court, to get all my family’s money back.