FEB. 25, 2009-US ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS RAIDS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA CLINICS WILL NOT CONTINUE
Protestor at DEA raid of medical marijuana dispensary in Hollywood, CA.Protestor at DEA raid of medical marijuana dispensary in Hollywood, CA.
Source: Shay Sowden, LAist.com, July 25, 2007
“Supporters of programs to provide legal marijuana to patients with painful medical conditions are celebrating Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement this week [on Feb. 25, 2009] that the Drug Enforcement Administration would end its raids on state-approved marijuana dispensaries… The new policy represents a significant turnabout for the federal government. During the Bush administration, DEA agents shut down 30 to 40 marijuana dispensaries, the agency said.”
Shay Sowden, LAist.com, July 25, 2007
Alex Johnson “DEA to Halt Medical Marijuana Raids,” msnbc.com, Feb. 27, 2009