Trump administration targets recreational pot, placing thousands of marijuana businesses in California at risk

By Evan Halper, Joseph Tanfani and Patrick McGreevy for the Los Angeles Times

Sarah Armstrong, director of industry affairs for Americans for Safe Access, which advocates for legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research, said the Justice Department announcement was “really very upsetting and scary for patients who don't know, when they walk in the door, if there's going to be a raid.”

Even a crackdown solely on recreational marijuana could jeopardize medical users, Armstrong said, because many dispensaries will be serving both patients and other customers.