When Washington and Colorado legalized pot earlier this year, we wondered how the Feds would react.
Federal agents raided several medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday in Washington — a state which just decriminalized the drug last year.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Seattle office confirmed in a brief statement that “several search warrants were executed today involving marijuana storefronts” in the Puget Sound region around Seattle.
It gave no further details, and the number of raids remained unclear Wednesday evening.
One of the dispensaries was the Bayside Collective in Olympia, the state capital, where seven government vehicles converged Wednesday morning.
Agents with guns drawn seized business records and about $2,500 worth of marijuana intended for cancer patients, Casey Lee, who works at the clinic, told NBC station KING of Seattle.
This was a result of a “two-year investigation”, according to the Feds. Unless that two year investigation found illegal trafficking, I’m thinking they would have been better off spending two years smoking pot than investigating it.
A gun-draw raid on a business selling marijuana to people with cancer in compliance with state law. Your federal government, people! Your civil liberties law professor President! This is your drug czar who claims we need to move away from a war mentality!