LA Pot Raids Surpise Local Cops
The DEA busted 11 medical marijuana clubs in Los Angeles yesterday, without telling local authorities of their plan until 30 minutes beforehand.
City spokeswoman Helen Goss said West Hollywood has a "long-standing commitment" to the use of medical marijuana for people suffering from illnesses like HIV and AIDS, and city officials said they were taken by surprise, learning of the raid as it was going on.
California voters approved Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act in 1996, which made marijuana available by prescription for medicinal uses.
The feds refuse to recognize the state law, and say the clubs made so much money there had to be a front for "high-tech drug dealing."
This is pot we're talking about, that goes to those whom it medically helps. For some of these patients, being without it is a form of torture.
Don't the feds have better things to do with their time?
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