DEA causes brewpub brouhaha; plus, what about the other pot club?

After busting the Local Patients Cooperative for alleged conspiracy and other crimes, federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration did what many others do after leaving a Foothill Boulevard pot club.

They went and got a pizza. Or maybe a sandwich or salad. We’re not sure.

But their appearance at the popular Buffalo Bill’s Brewpub in full DEA regalia on Tuesday definitely caused a bit of a stir there.

A waitress yelped when she turned around and saw a masked and armed agent dressed all in black, according to several restaurant staffers who were there at the time.

The agents just wanted to order some take-out food at the bar. But a debate about drug law ensued, and several customers booed them.

“This is California,” exclaimed one patron, who said he was waiting for the day when marijuana would be legal for everyone, according to sources.

The raid and its aftermath has been the big talk downtown for several days now. Meanwhile, the other medical marijuana clinic on Foothill finds out this Tuesday whether it will continue to exist after New Year’s.

The Hayward Patients Resource Center, located on Foothill between A and B streets, is the only dispensary left in town, but its three-year agreement with the city expires on Dec. 31. The Hayward City Council will vote on Tuesday whether to extend that agreement. We’ll link to the agenda once the city posts it on its Web site.