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A letter from House members was sent to President Obama, expressing their concerns over the recent crack down and raids on medical marijuana dispensaries.
Several members of California's Congressional delegation are taking their concerns about a federal crackdown on the state's medical marijuana dispensaries directly to President Obama.
In a bipartisan letter signed by nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the lawmakers criticized what they called an "unconscionable" multi-state effort targeting medical marijuana dispensaries. They also called for the reclassification of marijuana as a controlled substance subject to fewer federal restrictions.
"It is critically important for patients to have safe access to this treatment that continues to be recommended by doctors. California voters decided to adopt clear regulations to allow patients to do just that. It is unfortunate that the federal government has decided to target these legal vendors instead of focusing limited resources on those who sell illicit drugs," said Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel.
Read the letter HERE
Marijuana Shops Continue Closing Down Amid Federal Crackdown
Fed threat gets results as Calif pot shops close
Cities are now turning to the Feds for help with shutting down dispensaries in their area instead of trying to regulate and tax them. They continue to turn away Medical Marijuana Patients to street dealers to obtain their medication.
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