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100 Protest Raids By Feds On Medical Pot Facilities

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About 100 people demonstrated outside West Hollywood City Hall on Thursday to protest Wednesday's federal raids on 11 medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles County, in which some 5,000 pounds of high-grade pot was seized and 27 people were detained. Five of the locations were in West Hollywood.

Federal authorities do not recognize the California law -- approved by voters in 1996 as Proposition 215 -- that allows patients with a doctor's prescription to have marijuana.

William Dolphin, a spokesman for the Oakland-based pro-medical marijuana group Americans for Safe Access, said the gathering was an "angry and concerned protest."

Los Angeles County has an estimated 200 marijuana outlets.

Source: Daily Breeze (Torrance, CA)
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