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DEA Raids LA Medical Marijuana Clinics


— July 25, 2007

Marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal agents raided 10 marijuana clinics Wednesday, the same day city leaders introduced a measure calling for an end to the crackdown on the dispensaries allowed under state law.

The bust netted five arrests, large quantities of marijuana and cash, and was the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s second-largest since California voters approved medical marijuana sales in 1996. The drug remains illegal under federal law.

DEA spokeswoman Sarah Pullen refused to give details of the raids, but said the timing of the bust and the city’s action was ”purely coincidental.”

The agency has maintained the clinics are distribution points for illegal drugs and earn their owners big profits.

That’s got to piss of the aforementioned “city leaders.” Details here from the AP via the New York Times.


Marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal agents raided 10 marijuana clinics Wednesday, the same day city leaders introduced a measure calling for an end to the crackdown on the dispensaries allowed under state law.

The bust netted five arrests, large quantities of marijuana and cash, and was the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s second-largest since California voters approved medical marijuana sales in 1996. The drug remains illegal under federal law.

DEA spokeswoman Sarah Pullen refused to give details of the raids, but said the timing of the bust and the city’s action was ”purely coincidental.”

The agency has maintained the clinics are distribution points for illegal drugs and earn their owners big profits.

That’s got to piss of the aforementioned “city leaders.” Details here from the AP via the New York Times.

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