Feds Raid L.A. Medical Pot Outlets Despite Protests, Law


Federal agents raided 11 medical marijuana outlets in Los Angeles County yesterday, seizing several thousand pounds of processed drug, hundreds of marijuana plants, guns, and bagfuls of cash, says the Los Angeles Times. Simultaneous raids, part of an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, were the largest such operation in the county in recent memory. The action angered some local officials and was taken despite a state law permitting cultivation of marijuana for qualified medical patients.

A DEA spokeswoman said agents seized large quantities of marijuana-laced edibles that included “anything from ice cream bars to lollipops to cookies to candies and candy bars.” West Hollywood, site of several raids, has a “long-standing commitment” to use of medical marijuana for people with such catastrophic illnesses as HIV and AIDS.

Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-marijuana18jan18,0,4412831.story?coll=la-home-headlines

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