Activists Protest Medical Marijuana Raids

December 14, 2005

, KFMB -TV

San Diego, CA Dec 13, 2005 -- Local activists are protesting the DEA raid of 13 medical marijuana clinics Tuesday, claiming the businesses are being unfairly targeted.

DEA agents seized large amounts of marijuana in over a dozen locations around the county Monday. According to investigators, the stores that were busted were illegally selling drugs for recreational use.

“People don’t close the whole alcohol industry because one minor buys underage,” said Dion Markgraaff of Americans for Safe Access. “Everyone in California is eligible for this law.”

The San Diego Prevention Coalition, however, is pleased with Monday’s raid.

“These dispensaries are not pharmacies… they don’t have regulations,” said Kevin McClure of the San Diego Prevention Coalition.



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