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  1. Ron Strider

    MI: Medical Marijuana Users Struggle To Get Cannabis Following Dispensary Raids

    Medical marijuana advocates and dispensary owners in Northern Michigan have filed a petition in the City of Gaylord. They want the city to allow the fully legal operation of medical marijuana dispensaries. The petition comes after seven people were arrested following dispensary raids in...
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    SWAT Raids Can Be Deadly, Even For People With Small Amounts Of Marijuana

    Though marijuana use is rarely—if ever—fatal, possession and trafficking can be deadly. A New York Times investigation into the aggressive tactics used by SWAT teams across the U.S. revealed that a startling number of people have been killed as the result of a SWAT raid. Of the 85 fatal raids...
  3. K

    CO: Marijuana Home Grows Busted In Metro-Area Raids

    DENVER – Law enforcement in the Denver metro area served numerous warrants as part of a multicounty illegal marijuana grow and distribution bust on Thursday morning, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency said. Raids at about 20 locations began early in the morning in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas...
  4. K

    Tоrоntо Cоuncillоr Calls Pоt Shоp Raids A 'Knee-Jerk Reactiоn'

    A Toronto citу councillor is slamming police raids of marijuana dispensaries in the citу as a waste of taxpaуers' moneу. "That was moneу that was not well-spent," Coun. Jim Karуgiannis said Mondaу in response to last week's raids. "It was a knee-jerk reaction because of a couple hundred...
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    Marijuana Dispensary Reopens Day After Police Shut It Down In Project Claudia Raids

    Marijuana activist Marc Emery says he and other pot dispensary operators in Toronto will continue to defy authorities despite a crackdown by police in the ongoing Project Claudia raids. "I'm willing to go to jail and I will be selling marijuana today and all next week. We hope to stay open as...
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    Mayor John Tory Unapologetic For Toronto Police Raids On Marijuana Dispensaries

    Mayor John Tory made no apologies for last week's raids of medical marijuana dispensaries across the city, in which 90 people were charged with trafficking-related offenses. "I have no problem with the legislative course we're on, decriminalizing marijuana but the distribution system is out of...
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    Toronto Pot-Shop Owner Says She Was Blindsided By Police Raids

    Aamra Hallelujah thought it was a good time to open a marijuana dispensary in Toronto — that is until five officers busted open the door of her shop and placed her and one of her employees under arrest. Hallelujah's storefront dispensary, Up Cafe, was among 43 such locations raided by Toronto...
  8. R

    More Than 100 Protest Otsego County Medical Marijuana Raids

    Maureen Suggitt travels nearly 120 miles from Sault Ste. Marie to obtain her medical marijuana and Sunday she traveled that same distance to protest a recent sting that has blocked her from purchasing her medicine. Suggitt joined a group of more than 100 in Gaylord Sunday for a march that...
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    Michigan: Medical Marijuana Activists Considering Legal Action Following Raids

    Medical marijuana dispensary owners, caregivers and activists are looking to sue the Michigan State Police, Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement and others following raids of every Otsego County dispensary Thursday evening. Ben Horner, a board member for the Cannabis Stakeholders Group – a...
  10. MadMike

    More Of Obama's "Change"

    From Jonathan Turley's Blog: "The Obama Administration has been cracking down on medical marijuana establishments and pressuring states to do the same with marijuana dispensaries. Once again, if the camera did not capture the first few minutes, the account of the employee and the store would...