Federal Raids on Marijuana Clinics

Now, here's a good use of federal resources. States rights are so 1990s. Must eradicate the thought that a substance not created by Big Pharma might have some positive qualities.

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California: Raids on Marijuana Clinics:
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided 10 medical marijuana clinics in Los Angles County just as Los Angeles city leaders backed a measure calling for an end to the federal government’s crackdown on the dispensaries. Federal officials made five arrests and seized large quantities of marijuana and cash after serving clinics with search warrants.... The raid, the agency’s second largest on marijuana dispensaries, came the same day the Los Angeles City Council introduced an interim ordinance calling on federal authorities to stop singling out marijuana clinics allowed under state law.

Update: adding to my disgust with Democrats and Republicans both - apparently, Congress doesn't give a shit about cancer patients.

Marijuana Policy Project - Press Releases:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An amendment to block the U.S. Justice Department from interfering with state medical marijuana laws failed to pass today, despite receiving record support on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The measure failed by a 165-262 vote on the same day the Drug Enforcement Administration raided 10 medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, over the vehement objections of the Los Angeles City Council.
"We continue to make progress, but we are disappointed that with the DEA terrorizing California patients even as the House debated, Congress chose not to act," said Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, D.C. "New studies continue to demonstrate marijuana's medical benefits, and public support is overwhelming, but many in Congress seem not to care how many patients suffer."
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s attacks have stepped up in recent weeks, with new raids on medical marijuana providers in California, as well as new threats that the Los Angeles Times called a "deplorable new bullying tactic" -- asset forfeiture against landlords who rent space to medical marijuana providers.

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