Medical Marijuana Advocates To Rally Against DEA
January 05, 2006
Medical marijuana patients, caregivers, and advocates will rally at City Hall today to protest the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) recent raid of the home of the owners of a local medical marijuana co-op.
Last month, the DEA raided the apartment Catherine and Steve Smith’s, who operate the Hopenet Co-Op. Federal officials then tried to raid the co-op itself, despite their lack of a warrant to do so, but were stopped by nearby citizens and members of the co-op. The protest will call on Mayor Gavin Newsom to stand with medical marijuana advocates against federal raids upon pot clubs in San Francisco. The protest will be from 1 pm to 6 pm.