Calif. AG Calls for Restraint in Medical Pot Crackdown
In a statement issued Thursday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) urged federal prosecutors to ensure that their efforts to crack down on state marijuana dispensaries do not "make it more difficult for legitimate patients to access physician-recommended medicine in California." Two weeks ago, four U.S. attorneys sent letters to landlords and owners of more medical marijuana dispensaries in the state, noting that even though medical marijuana is legal under a 1996 state law, the dispensaries are in violation of federal drug laws. Harris acknowledged ambiguities in the state's medical marijuana law but said they must be resolved by the state Legislature or the courts.
- "A.G. Asks Feds for Restraint on Medical Pot" (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 10/20).