Protest Of Federal Interference In Medical Marijuana States Planned For Wednesday

Angry but peaceful protests will be held this Wednesday in response to what patient advocates are calling an unnecessary escalation of federal interference in medical marijuana states. Protests are scheduled to occur at various times Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan, in response to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raids that have occurred over the past 6 months in the two states. Most recently, fifteen patients and providers were arrested last week in Las Vegas as a follow-up to aggressive raids conducted last year. The Justice Department is also pursuing medical records for 7 registered Michigan patients, despite strong privacy provisions in that state’s medical marijuana law.

“It’s time to end federal enforcement of local and state medical marijuana laws,” said Caren Woodson, Government Affairs Director with Americans for Safe Access, the country’s leading medical marijuana group. “Not only are the recent raids inconsistent with the spirit of the Obama Justice Department memo, but they are harmful and counterproductive to the full implementation of local and state medical marijuana laws.” Despite an October 2009 Justice Department memorandum de-prioritizing federal enforcement in medical marijuana states, aggressive raids, arrests and prosecutions have continued unabated.

For more information about the protests contact Americans For Safe Access.

For more information about medical marijuana please see our medical marijuana category or contact Samantha Moffett at (248) 872-1723

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