Thursday, June 23, 2005

Feds Raid Pot Providers in Calif.

Raids on businesses, homes and pot clubs were conducted Wednesday as part of a crackdown by U.S. federal drug agents on medical marijuana providers in northern California, the Associated Press reported.

Three pot clubs and more than 20 homes and businesses in San Francisco were searched by drug agents. The raids were the result of a more than two-year investigation into all alleged marijuana trafficking operation, the AP reported.

But in Sacramento, Dr. Marion Fry and her husband, attorney Dale C. Schafer, were charged with conspiracy to grow and distribute marijuana from their California Medical Research Center in Cool, a community northeast of Sacramento.

An attorney for the couple told the AP that the raids Wednesday may be linked to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling two weeks ago. The court said that U.S. federal laws prohibiting the sale and distribution of narcotics supersede state medical marijuana laws.


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