By Nicole Maldonado |Staff Writer| Six medicinal marijuana properties in Colton were raided Nov. 2 for allegedly selling marijuana to the general public. What else is new? Some say the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was just doing its job; others believe the organization misused its power. I believe the DEA was completely in the right for raiding these establishments because they need to be exclusive to patients that truly need the medicine for health conditions. According to the Justice Department’s website, a main responsibility of the DEA is the “enforcement of the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act as they pertain to the manufacture, distribution, and dispensing of … [Read more...] about Medical marijuana dispensaries raided. Drop the pot, CA!
By Chris Johnson |Staff Writer| The federal government is seeking an end to the untamable, profitable, and not to mention marketable, medicinal marijuana dispensaries in California. The feds want to cut down the circulation of illicit drugs by demanding medical marijuana dispensaries throughout California to shut down within the next month or face the possibility of serving up to 40 years in prison, according to tokeofthetown.com. Ironically, if a person is convicted of voluntary manslaughter under California law they face a maximum of 11 years in prison, according to shouselaw.com. Some reasons behind what is fueling such swift federal action are to remove dispensaries near … [Read more...] about Fed’s back off CA