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Friday, May 8, 2009

Bakersfield MJ Dispensary Raided

Excerpted from KGET.com:

Kern Sheriff’s deputies and agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency were searching a medical marijuana store in east Bakersfield Wednesday afternoon. The search warrant was being serviced at the Green Cross Compassionate Medical Marijuana Co-operative [...]

The use of marijuana for medical purposes is permitted under California law, but prohibited under federal law. President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to give precedence to local law and not raid the shops.

Sheriff Donny Youngblood said his office will not interfere with the operation of non-profit medical co-operatives run by patients for patients. But, he said, dispensaries that sell marijuana for a profit should be expected to be treated like other drug dealers.

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