DEA Thumbs Nose at Obama With 4 More Medical Cannabis Raids
UPDATE: Obama responds to raids. See article here
The DEA smashed surveillance cameras and computers and threw cannabis medicine in large trash bags at the Venice Alternative Healing Clinic at 421 Rose Avenue. This was followed by a raid at the Marina Caregivers at 730 W. Washington Blvd. Marina Del Ray, and another at the Beach Center Collective, 310 Culver Blvd., in Playa Del Rey.
President Obama promised on the campaign trail to stop wasting Federal resources by ending DEA raids on medical cannabis dispensaries in states where it is legal. Apparently the DEA did not get the memo.
All in all, five Los Angeles medical cannabis clinics were targeted yesterday, including one doctor's office at 122 South Lincoln Blvd. also in Venice.
This follows three similar post-inauguration raids in Lake Tahoe and Colorado on January 22nd of this year.
Medical cannabis activists are extremely frustrated at the apparent continuation of the Bush and Clinton administration's strategy of targeting legitimate dispensaries in states where the people have voted to make cannabis medicine legal. They are recommending that supporters of continued safe access to medical cannabis call the White House at 202 456-1111, asking Obama to call off the raids, and by sending an automatic email through the LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) website, or by going to Whitehouse.gov and writing an email, or by sending an email directly to Eric Holder, the new Attorney General
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