CA Marijuana Protest
October 10, 2007
Marijuana activists rallied today in downtown Los Angeles, calling for an end to federal raids on cannabis clinics and urging Governor Schwarzenegger to compel the Bush administration to back off.
About 200 people demonstrated for more than an hour outside the Ronald Reagan State Office Building, calling the federal raids illegal and intrusive.
Don Duncan, a man whose Hollywood dispensary, California Patient's Group, was shut down by the Drug Enforcement Administration in July, said "An attack on safe access is an attack on patients."
In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215, which legalized the sale and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, but the drug is still considered illegal under federal law.